Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships.

Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk"/"She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.) You'll also learn how to:

  • Calm things down and warm them up
  • Talk straight and fight fair
  • Listen well as a spiritual practice
  • Connect with a distant partner
  • Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws
  • Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness
  • Know how and when to draw the line
  • Take back your marriage when things fall apart

    Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

If you have a marriage worth saving, this book is laden with easily-digestable, invaluable advice and insight. Unfortunately, I didn't, but if I DID.... I'll keep it for the next ride! Read full review

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User Review  - mawls - LibraryThing

I think anyone could benefit from reading this book no matter if you're married or not. Gives a lot of great tips on how to embrace relationships and the make the most of them. Definitely one you could refer back to time and again. Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
INTRODUCTIONIT SHOULDNT BE THAT COMPLICATED
ONEWARM THINGS UP
TWODIAL DOWN THE CRITICISM
THREEOVERCOME YOUR LDDListening Deficit Disorder                  
HOW TO CONNECT WITH A DISTANT PARTNER
FIVEFIGHT FAIR
SIXFORGET ABOUT NORMAL SEX
KEEP YOUR BEARINGS AFTER CHILDREN ARRIVE
EIGHTKNOW YOUR BOTTOM LINE
NINEHELP YOUR MARRIAGE SURVIVE STEPKIDS
THE ROYAL ROAD TO A REMARKABLE MARRIAGE
EPILOGUEI PROMISE YOU THIS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
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Harriet Lerner, PH.D., is one of our nations most loved and respected relationship experts. A renowned scholar on the psychology of women and family relationships, she is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, and other acclaimed books that together have sold over six million copies. A clinical psychologist in private practice, Lerner is a distinguished speaker, consultant and workshop leader. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and NPR and she hosts the "Dance of Connection" blog on psychologytoday.com. She is also, with her sister, an award- winning children's book writer. She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas and have two grown sons.

Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships.

Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk"/"She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.) You'll also learn how to:

  • Calm things down and warm them up
  • Talk straight and fight fair
  • Listen well as a spiritual practice
  • Connect with a distant partner
  • Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws
  • Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness
  • Know how and when to draw the line
  • Take back your marriage when things fall apart

    Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

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