Marriage Rules

Marriage Rules

[a Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us more than one hundred rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. It's a go-to guide brimming with Lerner's signature clarity, wit, and warmth. Couples today operate in a time famine. One or both parties are likely to be hit by one stress after another, and marriage is the first thing to suffer. Here are memorable, easy-to-grasp rules to remind readers of their own good common sense -- or to help them get off automatic pilot and do something different. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk" or "She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship with 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 Get a grip on intensity and "over talking" Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren, and difficult in-laws Follow a twelve-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart So here it is -- a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781455854011
1455854018
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 306.872 LERNER H
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (319 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Natalie

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MadReads Jun 22, 2012

Lerner's book was inspired by Pollan's Food Rules and is therefore similar in style. I liked the idea of breaking a marriage down into simple rules but found a lot of them didn't fit my situation.

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