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Everybody Marries the Wrong Person: From Infatuation and Disenchantment to Mature Love

Everybody Marries the Wrong Person: From Infatuation and Disenchantment to Mature Love

by Christine Meinecke
     
 

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So, you married the wrong person. Your spouse did as well. But what, exactly, does it mean?

What it means is that each year 2.2 million people get married and 50 percent of these unions end in divorce. Given those staggering statistics, it's no wonder many people cling to misconceptions and myths regarding romantic relationships.

Here are proven ways for

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So, you married the wrong person. Your spouse did as well. But what, exactly, does it mean?

What it means is that each year 2.2 million people get married and 50 percent of these unions end in divorce. Given those staggering statistics, it's no wonder many people cling to misconceptions and myths regarding romantic relationships.

Here are proven ways for couples to beat the statistics and enjoy a loving bond in the 21st century. In Everybody Marries the Wrong Person: Turning Flawed into Fulfilling Relationships, veteran psychologist Christine Meinecke, Ph.D., reveals a step-by-step plan to rescue marriages hurtling towards divorce by mapping out a strategy for couples to set new guidelines for improving communication, restoring intimacy, finding satisfying mutual interests and sharing revitalized, fulfilling relationships.

Now you can discover the keys to rethinking faulty marital expectations, adopting self-responsible attitudes and practicing marriage enhancing behaviors, including:

Twenty misleading beliefs about romantic relationships

Six warning signs of relationship mistakes

Eight basics of mature love

Four couple behavioral goals

With this informative and empathetic guide, you will learn to heed the warning signs if you and your partner are headed toward Splitsville and find out the ways to forge a fulfilling union based on mature and lasting love.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With this debut, Meinecke positions herself in the tradition of best-sellers like Freakonomics and Stumbling on Happiness. Starting with the bold statement – "You married the wrong person and your spouse did, too" – the practicing psychologist debunks clichés, conventional wisdom, and wishful thinking about what constitutes a successful relationship. In the grip of infatuation, we overlook faults, only to wake up to the dismaying reality that our beloved is far from perfect. This danger point, Meinecke warns, often arrives in the first four years of marriage, causing partners to become convinced that they should have said "I don't." She counsels readers not to fall into the "f you love me, you will change" trap, instead focusing on a partner's strengths. She also warns against the pop-psychology practice of correcting a partner's shortcomings by pitching a fit, arguing that fighting is not only counterproductive, but unhealthy. To have relationship success, "we must learn not to fight and to constructively manage our angry feelings." Meinecke's approach to achieving a "dynamic and rational, uniquely satisfying" modern marriage is an upbeat reality check. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882823195
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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