The Good-for-You Marriage: How Being Married Can Improve Your Health, Prolong Your Life, and Ensure Your Happiness

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Adams Media, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Many people joke that their spouses will be the end of them. The truth is, according to this book, that the intimacy of marriage is critical to sound physical and mental health. With this in mind, the authors show how to do things like successfully manage family finances, deal with infidelity, and raise children.
 

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As Haltzman (psychiatry & human behavior, Brown Univ.; The Secrets of Happily Married Men) knows-he's been married for 20 years-the idea of shaping one's marriage without it seeming like another job ... Read full review

Contents

Why Marriage Is Good for You
1
Sharing the Wealth
21
Keeping Your Sanity
37
Goodbye Lonelyheartsville
51
Raising Healthy Loving Children
67
Its a Date
85
More Fun in the Bedroom
99
Reining in Cheating Hearts
117
Building a Healthier Life Together
147
The Confidence Factor
165
Adjusting to the Empty Nest
179
Into the Sunset Hand in Hand
195
Smoothing the Rough Edges
213
STAYING SAFE
219
REFERENCES
227
INDEX
239

Fighting Right
133

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