A Married Man's Survival Guideby David Plante, Kris Girrell
A Married Man's Survival Guide is a straight-shooting, no-nonsense guide to what it takes to thrive and prosper as a man in a long-term committed relationship. Based on the guidance of "masters" who have 30 or more years of committed married life, the Guide takes men through such things as preparing for life in this wilderness called marriage to your personal "fitness… See more details below
A Married Man's Survival Guide is a straight-shooting, no-nonsense guide to what it takes to thrive and prosper as a man in a long-term committed relationship. Based on the guidance of "masters" who have 30 or more years of committed married life, the Guide takes men through such things as preparing for life in this wilderness called marriage to your personal "fitness" routine to ensure lasting success. Along the way, the Guide deals with handling your wife's emotions, dealing with her "upsets" and even walks men through such touchy subjects as separation, divorce and affairs. The concluding chapter contains "250 things you can do to bring a smile to her face" and is based on a challenge the authors gave a men's class they were teaching. The editor writes, "Smartly written as a jungle survival manual, the Guide relies on generous doses of tongue-in-cheek humor to move the reader along at a comfortable pace with plenty of been-there-done-that candid anecdotes add appeal and credibility."
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Meet the Author
Kris Girrell – Now in his third marriage, Kris has over three decades of married life experience in married relationships – nearly two-thirds of which are in his current and last-ever. Figuring the first two taught the hard lessons, Kris’ present marriage “works because we work it!” He first got involved in men’s work in 1979, and has led workshops and been a member of a men’s team/circle ever since. In his day job, Kris is an Executive Leadership Coach with a consulting firm in Boston, MA. He is the author of a book and several articles in his profession, contributes regularly to local papers with op-ed commentary and actively blogs on several topics. He has been running and been a member of men’s groups since the late 1970’s, and at the age of 60 has re-entered college for yet another degree, this time in the field of Theology.
Kris lives with his wife and 11-year-old son in Andover, MA and has two married adult daughters and one granddaughter.
David Plante first engaged in Men’s Work in 1999. He has held many positions of leadership within local and regional men’s groups. Dave has taught men’s growth and development classes, has led teams and groups in charitable projects and been a major force in eastern Massachusetts. In addition, Dave has been married for over 20 years in 2010. As the father of 3 children, Dave’s passion here has always been trying to understand what a successful family and marriage looks like.
In business, Dave has successfully run his own company for 8 years and employs 5 people, and has a history of exceeding customers’ expectations. His company sells, services and repairs Point of Sale computers and touch-screens for restaurants and is currently responsible for keeping over 2100 computers up and running 24 hours a day. Dave is an avid coin collector and enjoys tinkering with things, especially those things he has no intention of putting back together. .
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I have read a lot of books on relationships. Some sounded good but made little real difference. Most were too serious. This book, with a bit of humor, really doesn't try to explain the whys of the often incomprehensible female (incomprehensible to a male), but it does focus on what works and what doesn't. It is easy reading, although it is sometimes difficult to take in. Sometimes it seems unfair, it shouldn't have to be like that. But the important thing is that this is a survival guide. It is basic stuff that works. Unfortunately, much of this basic stuff was not given to us sooner. What is also indispensable is the list of various ideas to keep your woman happy. I have used several of these and, Wow, they really did light her up. Trust these authors. They know what they are talking about.