A Married Man's Survival Guide

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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...
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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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Editorial Reviews

B Harris
I've been happily married for 13 years and didn't think I needed much help with that, but Plante and Girrell's book has reminded me about fundamental skills and ways of being that I had avoided or let go of over the years: like developing a discipline around tasks that are difficult, but essential for real success; like not settling for comfort when I can have fun and excitement; like realizing and remembering that it's not about me, and that my marriage is at its best when my wife is thriving.
P Jupitor
Simply put, without this guide it is impossible to have a great marriage in a way that both a wife and a husband really wanted when they got married. Just ask yourself is your wife's happiness, (of course your happiness becomes a no brainer here) the success of your marriage and the lessons your children will learn from how you will interact with your wife worth $15.00. I would guess yes, or at least I hope the answer is yes. Just buy the book it is GREAT! A Married Man's Survival Guide
S Blumenstock
This book gave me incredible insight to women's feelings and behavior. If I had this guide when I was in my 20's, I might have made better relationship choices.This is a great read and even better "how to" be a better partner.
R Poor
This is a no brainer in your face read about what REALLY works for any man to get on track and stay there in a relationship with a woman. Not frowsy lah de dah, not woman-bashing, just honest and entertaining facts about what men need to understand and deliver as part of a successful and rewarding relationship. Should be kept within arm's reach at all times and referred to often!
Doctor Joe
This book was a GREAT read and resource. It is written for married men by two highly successful (read that as having a 'happy and loving wife') married men. The book describes ways to create opportunities to be successful in building and maintaining a strong and everlasting marriage. This book recognizes that as men the primary responsibility for finding our married happiness may be found in our asking for help from other married men. HEY MARRIED MEN--HELP IS ON THE WAY in this book!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453706299
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,094,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    If you want to "WIN" in your marriage, then get this book!!

    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.

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