Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage [NOOK Book]

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The "Best Relationship Book of 2008" is now in paperback

Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and ...

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Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage

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Overview

The "Best Relationship Book of 2008" is now in paperback

Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability—the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples.

  • Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, rather than what's wrong
  • Written by a popular and very active couple known as "the marriage doctors," who lead lectures, training, workshops, and other events every week all over the country
  • Contains candid interviews with a diverse collection of happily married couples from around the world

This book offers a positive, upbeat approach to living happily ever after.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118039656
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 1,264,242
  • File size: 639 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Charles D. Schmitz is dean and professor of counseling and family therapy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz, is president of their joint enterprise, Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC. Married for 43-plus years, they live in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Table of Contents

Special Thanks.

Introduction.

The Marriage Quiz.

Chapter 1 How Will I Know I Am in Love?

Chapter 2 Learning to Dance.

Chapter 3 Character in Love and Marriage.

Chapter 4 It's the Little Things That Matter.

Chapter 5 Nicknames: the Private Code for Love.

Chapter 6 And Then . . . Along Came Kids.

Chapter 7 Seven Secrets #1: It Takes Two to Tango.

Chapter 8 Seven Secrets #2: No Sacred Cows.

Chapter 9 Seven Secrets #3: the Golden Rule.

Chapter 10 Seven Secrets #4: Your Body Is Your Castle.

Chapter 11 Seven Secrets #5: Filing a Joint Return.

Chapter 12 Seven Secrets #6: the Loving Touch

Chapter 13 Seven Secrets #7: Beyond Boring.

Chapter 14 Seven Secrets to Avoiding the Seven-Year Itch.

Chapter 15 the Stress Test.

Chapter 16 Marriage as a Torch Red Convertible.

Chapter 17 a Tribute to Lasting Love.

Chapter 18 Failure Is an Option.

Chapter 19 Reflections on Love and Marriage.

Appendix.

The Benefits of Marriage.

A Seven-Week Program for Developing Ongoing Sharing in Your Marriage.

Salad Recipes from “America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts”.

Filing a Joint Return Activity.

Marriage as a Torch Red Convertible Activity.

About the Authors.

Index.

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  • Posted October 14, 2009

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    A Remarkable book

    How often is it that you read a book that is so enjoyable, so informative, so thought provoking and so valuable that over the course of the next two years you purchase and give away nearly 20 hardback copies of that book? That is what I have done with Charles and Liz Schmitz's book, Building A Love That Lasts. I am 58 years old and have been divorced for over 15 years after nearly 20 years of marriage. I not only have learned more about relationships through their book than through any other means. I have found the book to be so compelling and insightful that I have given copies to many single men and women that I socialize with as well as newlyweds and those who have been married for decades. Their books and research are not only applicable to "loving" relationships, but they detail the principles and behaviors that are necessary for ALL relationships such as compassion, commitment, concern, attentiveness and respect. They show us, through their decades of research on "successful relationships" that it is often the little and simple things that matter and that hearing "I love you" at the end of a phone call often means more than a diamond necklace. We can all learn from the research and stories Charles and Liz provide. I can't wait to get my hands on their next book!

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