Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 14, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 324 pages
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The "Best Relationship Book of 2008" is now in paperback

Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability—the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples.

  • Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, rather than what's wrong
  • Written by a popular and very active couple known as "the marriage doctors," who lead lectures, training, workshops, and other events every week all over the country
  • Contains candid interviews with a diverse collection of happily married couples from around the world

This book offers a positive, upbeat approach to living happily ever after.


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A MUST read for any successful relationship

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Chapter2 Learning to Dance
Chapter4 Its the Little Things That Matter
Chapter6 And Then Along Came Kids
It Takes Two to Tango
No Sacred Cows
The Golden Rule
Your Body Is Your Castle
Filing a Joint Return
Beyond Boring
Seven Secrets to Avoiding the SevenYear Itch
Marriage as a Torch Red Convertible
A Tribute to Lasting Love
Reflections on Love and Marriage
A SevenWeek Program for Developing Ongoing Sharing in
Salad Recipes from Americas 1 Love and Marriage Experts
Filing a Joint Return Activity

The Loving Touch

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About the author (2011)

Dr. Charles D. Schmitz is dean and professor of counseling and family therapy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz, is president of their joint enterprise, Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC. Married for 43-plus years, they live in St. Louis, Missouri.

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