How to Screw Up Your Marriage [NOOK Book]

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How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures

Let's face it. People keep getting married. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they make ...
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Overview

How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures

Let's face it. People keep getting married. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they make other people want to puke is too strong to ignore.

The problem is, we've all grown up to expect that fairytale endings happen by accident, that if we wish upon a star, or let down our golden hair, then, blammo, we'll get our happily ever after. In other words, we're lazy and feel entitled to have the one thing we want most in the world—the one thing we should work hardest to create and nurture—without doing squat to make our dreams reality. We fall in love, we marry, we pout, we nag, we sulk, and we sabotage.

How to Screw Up Your Marriage interrupts the pity party with a no-nonsense formula for couplehood success, written by a human relations expert who is herself in a wonderfully nauseating marriage with a passel of his and hers kids.

Be sure to read this with its companion book, How to Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style, the winner of the 2012 USA Best Books Award in Parenting/Divorce.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016005195
  • Publisher: SkipJack Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 655,787
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes award-winning mysterious women's fiction and relationship humor nonfiction, and holds nothing back. She is a former Human Resources executive and employment attorney who lives with her husband and two high school-aged kids, plus 200 pounds of pets in Houston, but their hearts are still in St. Croix, USVI, along with those of their three oldest offspring. Pamela has one novel -- Saving Grace -- and five narrative nonfiction books out with SkipJack Publishing. She is also a contributing author to three anthologies. She won Romance in the 2010 Writers' League of Texas Manuscript Competition for Saving Grace (fka Leaving Annalise), and she also won both Mainstream Fiction (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Narrative Non-fiction (2012) in the Houston Writers' Guild's Manuscript Competitions for Conceding Grace (novel) and How To Screw Up Your Kids (nonfiction book). She won top Ghost Story in 2012 from the Houston Writers Guild. She also won one top award and two finalist awards in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards, for How to Screw Up Your Kids (1st in Parenting/Divorce/Family), Puppalicious and Beyond (Finalist in Nonfiction: Narrative), and Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans (Women's Health). Visit her website , or follow her on Facebook
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Pamela has a written a book that gives those looking for second,

    Pamela has a written a book that gives those looking for second, third (fourth, fifth . . . . ) chances at finding true love, a real life look at a work in progress, and hope that it is attainable. It's an easy and enjoyable read that gives you tons of real life examples, that cost little to nothing to put into place. Although there are many laughs included in the book, it doesn't come off as an easy fix to a difficult problem. Pamela shares examples of both positive and negative experiences and always comes back to the effort and focus on the relationship itself.

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

    Funny Stories! The author shares hysterical stories of her marr

    Funny Stories!

    The author shares hysterical stories of her marriage and how she has learned to keep the intimacy protected. I loved this book because the author is bluntly honest and transparent. She invites you to sneak a peek into her marriage, the ups, downs and regular life issues, and shows how she keeps the fire going. I believe she shows us that no one has an excuse. No matter where we come from, we can all apply these principles and improve our relationships.

    In a time when so many relationships fail, it is refreshing to find a book that tells us how to keep the focus on protecting our marriages and the love that brought us together. There is practical application along with show-and-tells, how things worked for the author

    This is an easy read but make no mistake and don't let the humor fool you. This book is chock full of wisdom and first-hand knowledge. I believe anyone would enjoy this book and read it again and again!

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