Real Love in Marriage: The Truth About Finding Genuine Happiness Now and Forever

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Why do more than half of all marriages end in divorce? And why is there so much unhappiness in the marriages that survive? Greg Baer offers the solutions for a long-lasting marriage in his anticipated follow-up to Real Love

No matter how many wounds have been inflicted in a marriage, Greg Baer believes that they can be healed, giving both partners the sense of fulfillment and joy they?ve always wanted. With practical anecdotes and exercises throughout, Baer shows you:

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Overview

Why do more than half of all marriages end in divorce? And why is there so much unhappiness in the marriages that survive? Greg Baer offers the solutions for a long-lasting marriage in his anticipated follow-up to Real Love

No matter how many wounds have been inflicted in a marriage, Greg Baer believes that they can be healed, giving both partners the sense of fulfillment and joy they?ve always wanted. With practical anecdotes and exercises throughout, Baer shows you:

• Why our spouses are not the root cause of how we feel and behave

• The truth about why we get angry with our spouses and argue with them

• How to eliminate?not just manage?anger and conflict

• How to identify what we need to change about ourselves

• How you and your partner can both get what you want out of the marriage

• How you can break the cycles of expectation and disappointment

• How to prevent divorce, and how to know when it?s the right option

There are no quick solutions to fixing a marriage. With Greg Baer as your guide, you can begin to heal the wounds of the past and cultivate the lifelong commitment to stay with your partner while learning how to unconditionally love him or her.

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According to other experts, marriages fail because of lack of commitment, poor communication, or conflicts over money, sex, children, and household responsibilities. According to Real Love author Dr. Greg Baer, romantic unions falter because the partners never risked real, unconditional love. This breakthrough book cuts through rhetoric and addresses the core issues that really doom marriages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592403103
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/20/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 188,555
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Baer, M.D. is the author of REAL LOVE and founder of The Real Love Institute. An expert on the subjects of anger elimination, relationships, dating, love, marriage, parenting, and workplace conflict resolution, he conducts seminars and workshops around the country.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
The Great Secret: The Real Reason for Marriage Problems     1
Our Spouses Are Not the Cause of How We Feel and Behave
Real Love-The Essential Ingredient for Happiness and Success in Every Marriage
What We Use Without Enough Real Love-Imitation Love
What We Do Without Enough Love (Real or Imitation)-Getting and Protecting Behaviors
The Destructive Effect of Getting and Protecting
Exercises
The First Steps to Success in Marriage: When the Head Understands, the Heart Can Follow     30
Eliminating the Mystery of Human Behavior
Changing Our Feelings About Other People with a Knowledge of Getting and Protecting Behaviors
Eliminating Our Own Unproductive Feelings of Guilt
Overcoming the Frustration of Trying to Change Other People
Identifying What We Need to Change About Ourselves
The Law of Expectations
Exercise
Taking Action: Finding and Sharing Real Love     52
The Tale of the Wart King and the Wise Man
How to Recognize and Find Real Love: Truth[right arrow] Seen[right arrow] Accepted[right arrow] Loved
Telling the Truth About Yourself to Your Spouse
Telling the Truth About Yourself to People Other Than Your Spouse
The Power of Real Love
Sharing Real Love
Loving Acts
Exercises
The Great Wars: How to Eliminate Conflict from Your Marriage     110
Realize That It's Always About Real Love
Listen
Never Speak in Anger
Tell the Truth About Yourself
Tell the Truth About Your Partner
Recognize What You Really Want
Remember the Law of Choice
Determine How Youand Your Partner Can Both Get What You Want
Refuse to Be in Conflict
Preventing Conflict
Mental Illness
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Other Contributors to Conflict
Exercises
The Unique Union: How Marriage Is Different from Other Relationships     171
The Expectations of Marriage: Natural but Deadly
The Real Purpose of Marriage
Exercise
Making It Work: The Power of Requests and Agreements     188
Realize That Real Love Is Always the Most Important Thing
Ask, Don't Demand
Make Requests Clear and Specific
Listen and Accept
Modify Your Requests When Necessary
Refusal of Your Request
Agreements and Expectations
Making Agreements
Exercises
Into the Lion's Mouth: Communicating Your Spouse's Mistakes     220
Why You Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When to Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When Not to Tell Your Partner the Truth
How to Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When Your Spouse Is Telling You the Truth About You
Exercise
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Sex in Marriage     240
Sex As a Form of Imitation Love
Great Sex in Marriage
The Physical Techniques of Great Sex
Resolving Conflicts About Sex
Infidelity
Exercises
When It's Over: Divorce     283
Understanding Divorce
Preventing Divorce
Making the Decision to Divorce
Making Decisions About Divorce in the Absence of Children
Responding to Divorce Initiated by Your Spouse
Talking About Your Divorce
What About the Children?
The Actual Divorce
After the Divorce
Exercises
Conclusion     321
Additional Resources     325
Acknowledgments     329
Index     331
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