Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love

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9780470580561: Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love

This new and revised edition of Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP(r) (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.
Based on twenty years of university research, this popular book will show you how to:
* Talk more and fight less
* Deepen and protect your friendship
* Have a more intimate, sensual relationship
* Keep the fun alive
* Clarify and act on your priorities
* Develop a vision for your future together

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"A divorce prevention society should be formed to place a copy of this book in every hotel room in Niagara Falls-scratch that, every hotel room in this country. Every wife or husband struggling to say married, especially happily married, should read this book." --Maggie Gallagher, coauthor, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, & Better Off Financially

"I love this book! If you want to be happily, successfully married, buy it, master it, and it's all you'll every need. While you're at it, buy a copy for every couple you love. You won't need one for your kids, they'll learn by watching you." -- Diane Sollee, founder and director, Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education

"...recommended for public and social work libraries owing to the tried-and-true methodology it explains." (Library Journal, November 15, 2001)

"Just about everyone can improve their marriage.... They can learn skills to help them handle negative emotions in marriage. It's the discord that hurts kids," (USA Today, December 13, 2001)

From the Inside Flap:

All you need is love? Wrong. The authors of Fighting for Your Marriage contAnd that conflict in intimate relationships is as normal and essential as love. It's how you fight and resolve conflicts determines the difference between a sustained healthy and satisfying marriage or Andless pain, frustration, and often divorce. At a time when families are falling apart at alarming rates and with enormous social cost, we now have a research-based program to prevent relationship breakdown.The authors combine their twenty-five years of university-based research and counseling experiences with thousands of couplesfrom newly engaged to veteranto present the powerful, proven strategies of the highly acclaimed PREPTM (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach for helping couples beat the odds and master the skills that can prevent marital distress and divorce. They reveal, for example, research that highlights the major difference between men and women in relationships--it's the way they fightand how shared commitment is essential for fair fighting between partners.The new video set lets you watch couples discover how to talk, listen, and solve problems together.The new audiotape set provides the key to the communication skills of PREPTM.

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