Marital Myths Revisited: A Fresh Look at Two Dozen Mistaken Beliefs about Marriage
"Many people contend that marriage is a relationship that carries the principle of friendship to its ultimate and most intimate degree. I think they are mistaken." One of the most influential psychotherapists of our time revisits his "two dozen myths" two decades later. Surprises aplenty in this no-holds barred conversation with readers about the "myths" that get married couples in trouble. The notions that "Husbands and wives should be best friends," "Marriage should be a 50-50 partnership," and "An unhappy marriage is better than a broken home," are explored, debunked, and re-examined in the light of 21st century hindsight. This is a provocative, insightful, sometimes disturbing look at some of our most cherished beliefs about marriage.
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"...Dr. Lazarus has brilliantly elucidated the myths that destroy marriages... We highly recommend it." -- Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. Psychiatrist; Bestselling author: MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR PAST and HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOSS OF A LOVE
"...recommended as required reading for those who are married, contemplating marriage or engaged in...marriage counseling" -- Cyril Franks, Ph.D., CHILD AND FAMILY BEHAVIOR THERAPY
"I've never before found a book that I could recommend to clients that approached these issues so clearly and well." -- Lillian F. Brunell, Psy.D.
"Without a doubt, couples willing to read, examine and talk about...marital myths are more likely to build successful relationships." -- Lorraine Wincor, Psy.D.
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
HUSBANDS AND WIVES SHOULD
A HAPPY MARRIAGE REQUIRES
IN GOOD MARRIAGES
HAVING A CHILD WILL
MARRIAGE CAN FULFILL
TRUE LOVERS AUTOMATICALLY
A HUSBANDS AMBITION COMES
DEAD LOVE CAN SOMETIMES
COMPETITION BETWEEN SPOUSES