Happily Ever After—The Second Time Around!
Are the scars from an unsuccessful first marriage keeping you from marrying a second time? Are you afraid of committing again—even if you think you've found the right person? Then this book is meant for you.
Husband-and-wife therapists Doug and Naomi Moseley show you how to get past the disappointment of a broken marriage and take positive control of your romantic life. You'll learn to identify what went wrong the first time, overcome any lingering doubts or insecurities, and embrace the joys and rewards that only a successful marriage can offer.
The second time around also brings with it the complications of past histories. Here, you'll learn the best ways to deal with: ex-spouses and in-laws, stepchildren, finances, prenuptial agreements, and much more!
With the help of this book, you can let go of the past and enter into your marriage of a lifetime!
"This book offers anyone seeking a healthy relationship words of hope and wisdom. It is a wonderful guide to learning how to be a good partner and how to recognize who might be appropriate for you."
—Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of the bestseller Anatomy of the Spirit
"With incredible clarity, uncompromising truth, and rare, refreshing wisdom, the Moseleys have written a life-changing book that will help couples create profoundly intimate relationships."
—Krysta Kavenaugh, managing editor, Marriage magazine
"Changing partners without changing oneself is the chief reason for continued relationship failure. The Moseleys understand how to make the necessary changes that will ensure relational happiness."
—Jon Carlson, Ph.D., Ed.D.
"Through devastating honesty and open hearts, the Moseleys present very powerful, penetrating, and personal material that will help couples commit more deeply to each other and develop more fulfilling relationships."
—W. Brugh Joy, M.D., F.A.C.P., author of Joy's Way and Avalanche
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Table of ContentsContents
Part 1: The Second Time Around
1. Avoiding the Same Mistakes
2. Conscious Commitment
Part 2: Passion Training: A Passionate Marriage Means Owning Your Feelings
3. The Mind-Body/Husband-Wife Split and the Potential for Wholeness
4. Feelings 101: A Short Course on Fueling the Fires of Passion
5. The Positive Power of Anger in an Intimate Relationship
6. When Men Don't Feel
7. The Dark Side of Mothering
Part 3: Issues of the Second Marriage: Exes, Children, and Money
8. Invisible Bonds: Living with Ex-Spouses
9. Stepparenting: The World's Toughest Job
10. Yours, Mine, Ours: Money Issues
11. Prenuptial Agreements: For Better or for Worse
Part 4: Relationship Fitness
12. The Undernourished Majority: The Importance of Talk and Touch
13. The Dance of Intimacy: It Takes Two Individuals
The Final Word: Priorities
About the Authors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Let¿s be honest, how many of us ¿get lucky¿ and choose our soulmate in our teens or twenties when we barely even know ourselves? We are certainly not raised perfectly and perhaps we are not even mature enough to truly understand ourselves until mid-life. So it is no surprise that even though our intimate relationships are the most important aspect in our lives - there seems to be an epidemic of unhappiness out there. Well, someone has finally put into words an insightful lesson on relationships that cuts right to the heart of the issue. The Moseley¿s style and words will help you see yourself in ways that will make you uncomfortable (nope¿ that¿s not strong enough) they completely skip the ¿bunny slope¿ and take you right to the top of the mountain where you will face your fears head on!!! This book will definitely spark your growth process!!! After reading this book, my girlfriend and I were both so moved by it that we can't stop talking about it. Together, we have been actively promoting it to our family and friends. This book helped us look inside ourselves just at a time when we were afraid to make a lifelong commitment to each other (second marriages for each of us). We have re-read this book and highlighted passages especially important to each of us (almost every page is now a mess). It became so obvious after reading this book that we were in there on almost every page - we have laughed and cried about that! We even got a little silly and penciled in our own names in places where a passage felt so applicable that we 'personalized¿ it. If you can read this book with an open mind and acceptance of your own ¿humanness' ¿ you will be empowered and capable of incredible depth in your relationships. You just have to read this book¿. You owe it to yourself!
I was hoping the book was for older adults getting married for the second time after a long time of being divorced or widowed. I wanted the book to address issues about how difficult it is to share a life after you've been independent for so many years. How one finds oneself comparing this mate to that mate and the unfairness of bringing baggage from the first marriage into the second, and how to avoid it. first marriages that may have lasted 40 yrs, or people who have been on their own for 25 yrs or more. Instead the book deals with basic communicatin skills between two people and bringing stepchildren into the communal home. What if the stepchildren are already grown and have been accustomed to having their father or mother all to themselves for many years and suddenly the parent remarries? How does the new mate fit in? etc. I was disappointed in the book. It's geared toward younger people's second marriages.