Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do, you just cannot satisfy your partner. If you are in a relationship with someone who is critical to the point of endangering the relationship, Dr. Michelle Skeen has the answer. Later, Dr. Abraham Verghese discusses his first novel that’s been on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than a year!

Has it ever seemed like your partner blames you for things out of your control? Or perhaps exaggerates what they interpret as character flaws? If your self-esteem has taken a hit, Dr. Michelle Skeen recognizes these all too common behaviors and has written a book that will help readers understand the behaviors of these critical partners and ultimately end this destructive pattern. In The Critical Partner: How to End the Cycle of Criticism and Get the Love You Want, Dr. Skeen presents a clear step-by-step plan to help develop new coping strategies and deflecting criticism. Dr. Skeenhas provided both brief and long-term therapy for individuals and couples using schema, cognitive, and behavioral therapies to address a myriad of personal issues.

The new book by Dr. Abraham Verghese, Cutting For Stone, shares the captivating story of two brothers born of a union clouded in secrecy and abandoned by the death of their mother and the disappearance of their father. The twins come of age over a shared fascination with medicine, only to be torn apart and separated by an ocean over their passion for the same woman. Cutting For Stone is filled with mystical scenes and deeply engaging characters. Dr. Verghese is Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also an adjunct professor for the University of Texas Health Science Center where he founded the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics. His essays and short stories have appeared in many periodicals and he is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Join him also for Ted Talks… Ideas Worth Sharing.

Today, Vicki also welcomes Larry Kane, bestselling author and veteran newsman about the sad state of local television news and reportage. He will also talk about his new novel, Death By Deadline. Kane currently hosts the Voice of Reasonshow on Comcast Network, and has the distinction of being the only newsman to anchor at all three network stations in Philadelphia.

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