Toward Committment: A Dialogue about Marriage

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In Toward Commitment, Diane Rehm, the nationally known Public Radio broadcaster, and John, her lawyer-husband, open up for the reader their marriage of over forty years, revealing their passionate bond as well as their points of conflict and frustration. In a series of surprisingly honest dialogues, they grapple with their pronounced differences of background, attitude, and expectation. Addressing difficult and important issues-from love and sex and raising children to dependence and independence, from spiritual ...

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Overview

In Toward Commitment, Diane Rehm, the nationally known Public Radio broadcaster, and John, her lawyer-husband, open up for the reader their marriage of over forty years, revealing their passionate bond as well as their points of conflict and frustration. In a series of surprisingly honest dialogues, they grapple with their pronounced differences of background, attitude, and expectation. Addressing difficult and important issues-from love and sex and raising children to dependence and independence, from spiritual differences to financial and social needs-Toward Commitment gives readers the opportunity to eavesdrop on a husband and wife bravely analyzing their relationship and confronting the issues that inevitably strain a relationship. Refreshingly candid, these perceptive discussions will resonate with any two people who care enough about each other to resolve their difficulties. A practical guide for married couples as well as a must-read for couples considering that commitment, this thoughtful and ultimately hopeful book will help them become closer than ever.

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Editorial Reviews

O Magazine
A truly engaging book ... the Rehms have demystified the labor of love."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A splendid guide to understanding how a marriage really works.
Booklist
Readers interested in long-term relationships, whether they are married or not, will enjoy this honest and insightful book.
Booknews
**** Reprint of the 1980 edition (cited in BCL3) with a new introduction. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306813214
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 685,157
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Rehm has hosted "The Diane Rehm Show" on WAMU in Washington, D.C. since 1979. Since 1996, it has been distributed nationally and internationally by National Public Radio to nearly 1.5 million listeners. John B. Rehm, a highly successful Washington lawyer, both for government and in private practice, has recently retired. John and Diane Rehm live in Bethesda, Maryland. Diane Rehm has hosted "The Diane Rehm Show" on WAMU in Washington, D.C. since 1979. Since 1996, it has been distributed nationally and internationally by National Public Radio to nearly 1.5 million listeners. John B. Rehm, a highly successful Washington lawyer, both for government and in private practice, has recently retired. John and Diane Rehm live in Bethesda, Maryland.

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