Why Are You Driving Me Crazy?

How the Dramas of Marriage Can Change You for Good
By Jana Edwards, LCSW
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-63505-223-7
LCCN: 2016906922
Price: $15.99
Trim: 5.5x8.5
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 254
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“Nature has provided us with brains that are programmed to choose a mate who will drive us crazy.”

Author Jana Edwards brilliantly makes the case that the “crazy-making” we experience with our spouses is the best way to achieve positive, permanent change in our lives.

Edwards offers a provocative, fascinating look inside the dramas that anyone in a committed relationship experiences. Why dramas? Because our brains so badly need to express what they’ve held in since childhood, “reliving those old emotions with someone who feels like family again.”

Edwards uses real-life dramas, chosen from the more than two hundred couples she’s treated, to illustrate how to harness and redirect these emotions toward change. She also clearly explains the science behind how our brains choose exactly the right partner for us and how our relationships will help us grow when we engage in, rather than avoid, marital conflict.

What the experts are saying about Why Are You Driving Me Crazy:

"This book is a gift! It sets the stage for your and your partner's journey of self-discovery and mutual healing and will touch a chord within you that makes it hard to put down. You will want to read it over and over because you learn something new each time. It will greatly benefit every couple who reads it."—William E. Schneider, PhD, Clinical and Organizational Psychologist, Author of The Reengineering Alternative

"Jana Edwards writes with warmth and wisdom about the repetitive quarrels that turn many marriages into battlegrounds. Drawing on years of experience treating couples, family systems theory, and a wide-ranging knowledge of personality dynamics, Edwards does a remarkable job of dissecting marital conflicts—and offering practical advice for dealing with them."—Michael P. Nichols, PhD, Professor of Psychology, College of William & Mary, Author of The Lost Art of Listening and Stop Arguing with Your Kids

"Ms. Edwards has written with clarity, and her use of case scenarios affords accessibility to students and practitioners with varied levels of practice experience."—James Herbert Williams, PhD, MSW, Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver


A licensed clinical social worker and board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, Jana Edwards has specialized in treating couples in her private practice in Denver, Colorado for over thirty years, and she teaches a course she developed for couples therapists entitled “Neurodynamic Couples Therapy.” She has twice been named Most Distinguished Clinician by the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work and recognized as a Master Scholar by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Ms. Edwards has been married for thirty-three years and has two married stepchildren and five stepgrandchildren.