Why Did I Marry You Anyway?: 12. 5 Strategies for a Happy Marriage (and the Mythinformation That Gets in the Way)

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Cumberland House, Jan 1, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 278 pages
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Movies like Sleeples in Seattle and ""An Affair to Remember bombard people with bad ideas--MythInformation--about love. We are told that if you meet the right person and fall in love, your marriage will thrive and you will be happy. However, while love is important, stable marriages are not based on love alone. Barbara bartlein has worked with hundreds of couples as they have worked to save their marriages, and she is now ready to share the secrets of what they have learned together. A happy, successful marriage almost always is the result of hard work and commitment, she says, but all too often people don't know what to do to improve their marriages. This is where ""Why Dia I Mary You Anyway? fills the grap. With 12.5 strategies that cover all the common problems in relationships, like money, children, sex, and in-laws, she tells couples that to do and shows them how to do it. Each chapter follows the same outline. First, a common complaint is explored. Second, common myths that block solutions to the problem--the MythInformation--are identified and helpful ways of countering them are suggested. Third, case studies illustrate the concepts in action. Finally, quizzes and tools provide opportunities to practice these new skills and behaviors. The result is a helpful, humorous, and easy-to-read book. Anyone who gives it just a little thought will come away with practical insights that will result in positive changes in their lives. ""

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Contents

Why Did I Marry you Anyway?
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youre Absolutely Perfect Now Change
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you Are Just Like your MotherFather
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Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, CSP, is a workplace culture expert. For over 30 years, her presentations and seminars have helped professionals, teams and leaders build high performing workplaces. A clinical psychotherapist and former VP of St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, she understands people and organizations. Presenting over 60 programs per year, Barbara's high energy keynotes and seminars improve teamwork and increase productivity. Barbara is a high content speaker who educates, entertains and motivates professionals to improve workplace performance. Barbara attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a degree in Philosophy and graduated from Beth-El School of Nursing in Colorado Springs. She received her master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has had a private practice for over 25 years. A co-owner of the managed healthcare company, CNR Health, Barbara helped build the organization from two employees to a multi-million dollar company. As VP of St. Mary's Hospital, she oversaw 5 corporations and the operation of a psychiatric hospital. Barbara is the past president of the National Speakers Association-WI chapter. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned honor given by the National Speakers Association. Held by fewer than 10% of the speakers in the world, the CSP is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform skill. The best selling author of three books, she is also a contributor to four Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her newest work, Energy Suckers - How to Deal With Bullies in the Workplace, is being used by companies and teams to improve organizational culture. Barbara has been featured nationally on CNN, NBC, Bill O'Reilly, FOX TV and USA Today. Her client list includes top Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, Discover Card, Aurora Healthcare and Miller Brewing. Barbara lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, Charlie, and cats Tigger and Wall-E.

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