The Business of Love: 9 Best Practices for Improving the Bottom Line of Your Relationship

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The Business of Love, Sep 30, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 201 pages
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The statistics are frightening, 50% of 1st marriages fail, a whopping 75% fail the 2nd time, our rate of marriage has dropped 43% in 40 years and fewer people are getting married now than anytime in U.S. history! ?If there was ever a time for a radical new approach to marriage, it's now!? states Dr. John Curtis. Dr. Curtis details a step-by-step approach to apply proven ?best practices? to your marriage, such as 1) writing vision statements and 2) measurable relationship objectives; 3) creating marital job descriptions; 4) funding your marital venture; 5) conducting relationship performance appraisals; 6) branding and marketing your relationship; 7) negotiating a marital compensation and benefits package; 8) blending families through mergers and acquisitions; and 9) conducting relationship meetings and retreats.
 

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Contents

Relating to the identification of longterm
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Developing Your Relationships Objectives
37
Set clear objectives
53
Now what do we do with this information?
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Family myths
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The united front
81
Who Does
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Writing your marital job description
108
Giving relationship feedback
122
Determining your emotional paycheck
135
Meetings and Retreats
149
Adding structure reducing complexity
155
AfterwordCouples Disseration Research
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