101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last


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101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last by Linda Bloom, Charlie Bloom

With the current divorce rate spiking at a dizzying sixty percent, it is clear that young couples are not being taught the skills needed to navigate through the conflicts and difficulties of being in a committed relationship. Charlie and Linda Bloom, psychotherapists with fifty-five years of combined experience in relationship counseling, are acutely aware of this. For the last fifteen years the Blooms have been leading seminars on improving life relationships through their organization, The Empowerment Network. They’ve helped thousands of couples improve their most cherished relationships.

Each lesson is presented as a simple, one-line thought followed by an explanation using real life examples, from Charlie and Linda’s personal experiences and the experiences of other couples. The Blooms share a wealth of experience with their readers. They demonstrate the universality of relationship issues and how anyone can find ways out of the pain that can engulf a relationship. By working through these ordeals, couples will enrich their relationships. The book makes it clear that, regardless of past experience, anyone can develop the basic strengths, skills and capacities needed for a great relationship.

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ISBN-13: 9781577314240
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 02/15/2004
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 187,527
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.71(d)

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101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I bought this book, I believed I was marrying the wrong man. We argued all the time, blow out fights were our middle names. This book has completely changed my mind by with the short relatable lessons it provides. I now understand that not only am I marrying the right man, but we both have the power an ability to create a long lasting, loving and respectful relationship, flaws and all. We will still argue, but now, we're strapped with the tools and knowledge to react differently. GREAT book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book for any type of marrige. I love the fact that every chapter is short making it great for quick reference. It's written to make anyone feel like it's written about them. It's really helped me understand and appreciate my marriage. I would suggest this book to any and every couple.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Bloom's first book (I hope they write more) is made up of 101 short but profound chapters each of which contains an anecdote taken from their own marriage or a couple they've worked with. It's like getting advice from a wise old couple that has been though it all, and learned what works and what doesn't. They have helped clients in difficult situations and they themselves been through periods of closeness and distance, infidelity, breast cancer, deaths of parents and a beloved child, and have come out with a passionate, and intimate connection that gets better with time. No easy answers but lots of wise compassionate help.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives us simple straight forward strategies for building the kind of intimate relationship most of us can only imagine - regardless of whether or not you are in a traditional marriage, living together, straight or gay. Imagine a relationship in which you can be yourself... a partnership in which you can speak your truth without causing harm...imagine sharing a level of intimacy that allows you to grow in love - for yourself, for your partner, for your world. A relationship that actually raises you and your partner to a higher level of counsciousness. There is no psycho-babble or magic bullet in this book - rather Linda and Charlie Bloom give us concrete examples of how to do partnership better. They present us with ways to share, show us how to increase trust, how to lean into each others differences, how to disagree without leaving each other bloody. These examples, while simple, are often not easy. It becomes clear that improving a relationship requires both commitment and work. By sharing their personal relationship issues, as well as their clients', we can see that the Blooms have practiced what they preach - so we don't ever feel like we're being lectured - it becomes more a case of -- look, we made these mistakes and we'd like to offer you some ways to do it better. Linda and Charlie Bloom have raised the bar on the concept of what a marriage can be - but in their book they've given us the tools to help us begin to up-level our most intimate relationship and turn it into the kind of partnership that most of us deeply desire.