As a leading cognitive behavior therapist, Dr. Barry Lubetkin has heard every excuse there is for staying in a bad relationship: "The time isn't right." "We have to stay together for the children's sake." "It's too late to start another relationship." Created out of fear and guilt, these rationalizations can lead to depression, phobias, and psychosomatic illnesses. But the real problem-- your desire to get out of the bad relationship-- is barely recognized. In "Bailing Out" you'll discover whether you should get out of your relationship, and if so how to make the leap. "Bailing Out" is filled with daily logs, checklists, exercises, and more, including: Step-by-step survival techniques for weathering your breakup Compelling case studies from people who have been there A do-it-yourself "Fear Buster Chart" to help you pinpoint those things that are standing in your way-- and show you how to counteract them with healthy actions Relaxation techniques to help you cope with the anxiety of those first few weeks of sleeping alone, a leaner bank account, single parenthood, the fear of AIDS, and the high cost of divorce But perhaps the most important message in "Bailing Out" is that you can free yourself from a bad relationship-- and happily, healthfully, and confidently survive.