O'Hanlon and Hudson (happily married marriage counselors) put the emphasis on action, not analysis, in their advice on improving any "romantic/sexual relationship, heterosexual or homosexual." They assert that "having a good explanation, by itself, doesn't change anything." This solution-oriented therapy is neatly explained, using many anecdotes from the therapists' own experience, both professional and personal. The advice moves from areas of minor disagreements to marriage- or life-threatening ones and includes suggestions for responding to a spouse's violent or criminal behavior. A final chapter on intimacy and sex deals with issues of impotence, anger, and boredom.