In Good Times and Bad: Strengthening Your Relationship When the Going Gets Tough and the Money Gets Tight

In Good Times and Bad: Strengthening Your Relationship When the Going Gets Tough and the Money Gets Tight

by M. Gary Neuman, Melisa Neuman
     
 

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In In Good Times and Bad, family counselor M. Gary Neuman teams up with his wife, Melisa, to help you save your marriage and turn your love life and family life around, even in the worst of times. Through action steps and dramatic stories, Gary and Melisa show you how to strengthen your relationship with the people you love most; ensure that a lost job,See more details below

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In In Good Times and Bad, family counselor M. Gary Neuman teams up with his wife, Melisa, to help you save your marriage and turn your love life and family life around, even in the worst of times. Through action steps and dramatic stories, Gary and Melisa show you how to strengthen your relationship with the people you love most; ensure that a lost job, shrinking nest egg, illness, or other family problems won't rob you of what's truly precious in life; and begin to improve your marriage in one short week.

Gary and Melisa, who have been through hard times of their own, help you develop the attitude you need to overcome the problems that lie ahead. Their prescriptive program shows you how to talk to your partner about money and other problems without letting fear or anger get in the way. Through moving and illuminating true stories about the challenges faced and overcome by other couples and themselves, the authors show you that you're not alone and that saving your relationship can happen much more quickly and be a lot more fun than you ever imagined.

Following Gary and Melisa's one-week relationship program, you'll learn how to:

  • Discover what money means to you and your partner
  • Attack the problem, not each other
  • Be honest and reassuring with your children
  • Talk about money without casting blame
  • Have fun and enjoy romance, even on thetightest of budgets
  • Work as a team to deal with your financial problems
  • Meet your family's needs now while preparing for the future
  • Deal with illness and health issues

In this book, Gary and Melisa Neuman emphasize the need to spend time together just for fun, without talking about money, worrying about the kids, or watching too much television. Don't suspend your relationship until your financial problems are solved—your relationship is the solution. The authors offer dozens of helpful suggestions on how to enjoy each other in spite of stress and worry while spending very little money or none at all, even when the holidays arrive.

Filled with warmth, wise advice, and wit, In Good Times and Bad does more than help you save your relationship in hard times. It helps you make your loving bond stronger than it has ever been and keep it that way for many years to come.

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Library Journal
Although this guide could be used to treat all sorts of relationship pitfalls, family counselor M. Gary Neuman (The Truth About Cheating) and his wife, Melisa Neuman, focus on helping couples have civil, constructive conversations about money. Instead of offering investing advice or tips on trimming the family budget, they teach couples how to discuss their finances without accusatory itemizations of credit card bills. Anyone, especially one who has been in a relationship, will likely benefit from at least some of the advice parceled out. Money matters are one of the more mundane and oft-avoided relationship topics, but the Neumans make a strong case that it's vital that couples resolve issues. Given the state of the current economy, their caution is valuable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470573259
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
835,514
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

M. Gary Neuman is a licensed psychotherapist and rabbi and the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Truth about Cheating. He is a frequent guest on Oprah and has made many appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Dateline, The View, The Early Show, Talk of the Nation on NPR, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News Weekend Edition. He and his work have also been featured in People, Time, O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, the Washington Post, Newsweek.com, the Chicago Tribune, and the Miami Herald. He is the creator of the Marriage Turnaround Intensive, an all-day counseling program for couples, and maintains a private practice in Miami Beach, Florida. He is also the author of Emotional Infidelity, Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way, and How to Make a Miracle.

Melisa Neuman has written for newspapers and the international column Dollars and Sense.
Gary and Melisa live in Miami Beach with their five children.

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