Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness: How Embracing the Virtues of Loyalty, Generosity, Justice, and Courage Can Strengthen Your Relationship / Edition 1by Blaine J. Fowers
Pub. Date: 09/18/2000
It's time to question the widespread consensus that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy are the essential elements of good marriages. In this controversial and yet inspirational book, psychologist Blaine Fowers challenges this powerful myth, offering couples a new vision of marital partnership that is grounded in a richer understanding of… See more details below
It's time to question the widespread consensus that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy are the essential elements of good marriages. In this controversial and yet inspirational book, psychologist Blaine Fowers challenges this powerful myth, offering couples a new vision of marital partnership that is grounded in a richer understanding of vibrant lifelong marriages.Dr. Fowers, a noted relationship expert, reveals that the best marriages are partnerships in which the spouses are devoted to creating a shared life. Using real-life examples from thriving relationships, he shows how spouses can create deeply meaningful partnerships devoted to mutual goals such as raising children, contributing to the life of their community, and maintaining family or religious traditions. Couples not only flourish as they engage in worthwhile activities together, but as they extend themselves beyond their own gratification they also gain strength from their extended families and their communities. Beyond the Myth is filled with suggestions spouses can use to develop the traits or virtues-including friendship, loyalty, self-restraint, courage, generosity, and justice-that can bring this vision to life. Dr. Fowers' original ideas and practical, uplifting advice shows how couples can more fully capture the beauty and goodness that are available in almost all marriages.Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness is written for people who want to participate in the wonder and depth of a long-term partnership, improve their own character, and develop the richness and vitality that may be dormant in their relationships for creating a loving and lasting marriage.
Discover the Deeper Meaning of Marriage in the Virtues and Joysof Long-Term Partnership. According to psychologist Blaine Fowers, the myth of marital happiness-that good communication, emotional gratification, and intimacy result in a healthy relationship-has made marriages more fragile than ever before.
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Table of Contents
The Guidance of Myth.
The Magic Union.
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of a Myth.
Marital Therapy, the Science of Marriage, and the Myth.
A NEW VISION OF MARRIAGE.
Creating the Good Marriage: From Technique to Character.
The Virtue of Friendship: Building a Partnership Marriage.
The Virtue of Loyalty: Creating a Lasting Marriage.
The Virtue of Generosity: Fashioning a Giving Marriage.
The Virtue of Justice: Fostering a Fair Marriage.
How Can All of Us Work Together to Cultivate Strong Marriages?
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