World Class Marriage: How to Create the Relationship You Always Wanted with the Partner You Already Haveby Patty Howell, Ralph Jones
Pub. Date: 05/16/2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Millions of American marriages have failed or will fail, resulting in what the authors see as a social epidemic that brings devastating consequences to the couple, their children, and to the economic and social fabric of society. Building upon their notion of the 16 "pillars" that promote a healthy and rewarding marriage, the authors present a structure for relationship success that is built upon groundbreaking information about what does and does not work in relationships and the conditions that promote growth and intimacy. This approach offers couples a powerful toolbox for eliminating behaviors that damage their relationship and pumping up the behaviors that promote love, caring, closeness and cooperation. World Class Marriage is a book all couples who want to see their marriages last should read and share.
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Table of Contents1 Acknowledgments 2 Definition of a World Class Marriage 3 Introduction 4 The Nature of Marriage 5 The Structure of a World Class Marriage 6 Diagram of the Structure 7 Part One: The Sixteen Pillars of a World Class Marriage 8 1. Setting Goals 9 2. Avoiding Blame 10 3. Understanding the Nature of Behavior 11 4. Using Power Listening 12 5. Giving up "Tit for Tat" 13 6. Assuming Self-Responsibility 14 7. Avoiding Cool Talk 15 8. Changing Behaviors, Not Your Partner 16 9. Knowing When to Surrender 17 10. Giving Caring the Way It Matters 18 11. Handling Hot Topics 19 12. Resolving Conflicts and Disagreements 20 13. Giving Apology and Forgiveness 21 14. Growing Yourself 22 15. Forging a Bond 23 16. Nurturing the Honeymoon 24 Part Two: Applying the Pillars 25 Living Together 26 Gay/Lesbian Relationships 27 Kids and the Relationship 28 Getting Men to Communicate 29 Being Yourself in the Relationship 30 Concluding Thoughts 31 Endnotes 32 Bibliography 33 Workshops 34 About the Authors 35 International Editions
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