Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
Are you more distant from your spouse than you’d like to be? Do you or your spouse waste time mindlessly viewing email or surfing the Web? Welcome to the club! Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to restore communication and connection, resurrect happiness and romance, and strengthen—even save—a marriage.
• Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play.
• Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication.
• Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other.
• Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation.
Complete with scripts, tips, communication techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - anguinea - LibraryThing
i listened to the audio version and i really wish the authors would have just went with professional narrators to read because their own voices are very uneven. also, there are several examples of ... Read full review
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This book has some interesting sociological comments on modern culture, but lacks substance and follow through on the 'advice' presented. I would not recommend this book to a couple looking to strengthen their marriage. Read full review
Your Attention Please?
Making Time to Connect
Distracters and Organizers
The Big Struggle
RESOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF DISTRACTION
Just How Neat Must a Person Be? I 18
Managing Anger and Frustration
PROMOTING PASSIONATE CONNECTION 127
An Unfamiliar Key to Empathy
The Unexpected Gift
Eliminate Toxic Worry
When Your Spouse Has True ADD
When Your Spouse Feels Like Your Child
The New World of Affairs
Time lor Sex
What Makes It Worthwhile
Ten Reasons Not to Get Divorced Ten Reasons To Get Divorced and Forty Ways to Make Your Marriage Great
THIRTY MINUTES THIRTY DAYS A Workbook for Modern Marriage 187
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