This Old Spouse: Tips and Tools for Keeping the Honeymoon Glow [NOOK Book]

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A do-it-yourself guide to a happy and fulfilling marriage 

In every marriage, the blush of new love tends to fade with the wear-and-tear of daily life, but this doesn’t mean a marriage must be condemned. In this smart and sassy relationship guide, Sharyn Wolf, CSW, helps readers identify and fix the problems that, over time, creep or crash into long-term relationships. Wolf begins by helping readers conduct a current “appraisal” of their ...
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This Old Spouse: Tips and Tools for Keeping the Honeymoon Glow

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Overview

A do-it-yourself guide to a happy and fulfilling marriage 

In every marriage, the blush of new love tends to fade with the wear-and-tear of daily life, but this doesn’t mean a marriage must be condemned. In this smart and sassy relationship guide, Sharyn Wolf, CSW, helps readers identify and fix the problems that, over time, creep or crash into long-term relationships. Wolf begins by helping readers conduct a current “appraisal” of their marriage and envision a blueprint for improving it. She then gives spouses the tools to break down walls, repair past mistakes, and restore their relationship to its original luster. With a light touch and welcome common sense, this invaluable guide will enlighten and entertain anyone whose relationship could use a little renovation.
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Editorial Reviews

Ellen Wachtel
A wise, practical and delightful book filled with useful tips on how to create passion and vitality in any relationship. (Ellen Wachtel, Ph.D., author of We Love Each Other, But...)
Jean Trounstine
A no-nonsense and fun approach to marriage repair. (Jean Trounstine, co-author of Why I'm Still Married)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101213728
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/14/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author

Sharyn Wolf, CSW, is a Manhattan-based therapist and relationships expert. She has been quoted and profiled in The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Newsweek. She has appeared on Oprah and CNN.
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Table of Contents


Evaluating, Appraising, and Inspecting Your Marriage
How Falling in Love with a Spouse Is Like Falling in Love with a House, for Better and Worse     3
When's the Last Time You Had Your Spouse Appraised? Don't Underestimate the Value of What You Have!     20
Grab the Flashlight-You Have a Quick Inspection to Make: Checking for Deterioration or Damage to Your Relationship's Foundation     43
Planning and Prep Work
Think Like an Architect: Create a Blueprint for Your Marriage     65
The Five Essential Tools Do-It-Yourselfers Need for Renovation and Repair     89
The Five Tools and Supplies That Do More Damage Than Good     110
Major Repairs
Sex: If It Isn't Hot, You Should Be Bothered: How to Fire Up the Furnace and Keep the Heat Flowing     137
Could Your Communication System Use an Upgrade? How to Reduce Overload, Avoid Blown Fuses, and Prevent Frayed Wires from Setting the House on Fire     165
Getting to Know and Love the Nooks and Crannies: Foolproof Ways to Increase Intimacy and Connectedness     186
Spouse Proud
Finishing Touches: Decorating Tips to Give Your Marriage That Special Glow     207
There's No Place Like Home: He May Not Be Perfect, but He Is Your Old Spouse     225
FEMA for Relationships: Federal Emergency Marital Aid: When and Where to Seek Professional Help     247
Acknowledgments     257
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