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.
by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
by Jessica Hart
by Harriet Lerner
by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
by Art Markman, Ph.D.
by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.
by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
by Berit Brogaard, Ph.D., Kristian Marlow
by Lucy Christopher
"Harriet Lerner's latest couples guide is loaded with practical suggestions--106 of them--for solving common problems in lifelong partnerships. Many are variations on the themes of minding one's individual needs, being kind, and communicating constructively, especially when navigating the divide between close and distant emotional styles. You won't solve every issue, she says, but you can make progress in key areas over time with steady effort. The advice, demonstrated with compact dialogues, is both practical and sophisticated. Natalie Ross's performance deftly balances the nurturing aspect of the writing with the author's obvious authority. With one of the most genuine and appealing voices in audio, she makes this exceptional book sound smooth and inviting. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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