Police Marriages and Personal Relationships
by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
You Don’t Have to Be A Statistic
Statistically, 60%-90% of police marriages fail. Shift work, constantly on-call for emergencies and exposure to violent behaviors are only a few of the many vocational stressors that may have a negative impact on your interpersonal relationships. All too often these stressors result in a loss of control—emotionally, mentally or physically.
You may not be able to change your work stressors, but you can change the way you respond to them—as well as how you handle those stressors when you are with friends and family. The Police Marriages and Personal Relationships training manual and training are based on SEiT’s flagship personal development training, How to Be in a Personal Relationship. It is customized for the law enforcement community. The purpose of the manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the book, From In Love to Real Love, by Stephen J. Sampson.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post-shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.