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Do you feel distant or detached from your partner? Has sex grown stale or non existent? Do you wonder what you'll do together after the kids leave home? Well, our book "Renew Your Marriage at Midlife" can help. It provides a road map through the minefield of marital change during your middle years. After you begin to understand the dynamics of marriage at midlife and the challenge that change presents to your relationship, you won't be left with the question: "What do we do about it?"
You'll learn to identify the warning signs of marital midlife crisis, such as resentment, distance, and depression, and to evaluate when your dissatisfaction is caused by your own, individual change at midlife, or when it's due to stagnation in your intimate relationship.
You'll also learn how to talk about midlife change in ways your spouse can hear. You'll find strategies to help cope with specific midlife issues, such as sex, which often changes during the middle years and after. Menopause and affairs challenge a relationship during this period as well. Exiting and adult children present yet additional hurdles, as do aging parents, ongoing health concerns, and changes at work, including retirement.
You'll end the book armed with an understanding of the challenges facing relationships during midlife and optimism about your increased ability to cope with those challenges.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA)|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.02(d)|
What People are Saying About This
There are always challenges in marriage, and midlife brings a host of new ones. Steve and Cathy Brody are your personal advance team, throwing up red flags and leaving markers along the way. With the benefit of their experience and advice, you should be able to avoid even the best hidden traps. -- (Frank Farley, Ph.D. and former president, American Psychological Association)
The Brodys write from professional and personal experience with authority, compassion, and humor of the difficulties and joys of marriage at midlife. This book covers lots of territory, from sexuality to aging parents and from coping with retirement to spiritual growth. The suggestions are sensible and straightforward. I recommend this book. -- (Mary Pipher, Ph.D. and author of Reviving Ophelia)
Renew Your Marriage at Midlife offers a much-needed look at the challenges and opportunities couples face at this unique stage in their marriage. This book is a must-have for any couple wanting to learn how to live happily ever after - one day at a time. -- (Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D. and author of "Ask the Psychologist" in Woman's World magazine)
Now that the baby-boomers are fast hitting their midlife crises, Steve and Cathy Brody's Renew Your Marriage at Midlife really hits home for millions of American families. The book is delightfully written with wonderfully descriptive vignettes that every married couple can relate to. This practical and timely book deserves a place on the night table next to your bed. -- (Lawrence Balter, Ph.D., author, television psychology reporter, and contributing editor for Family Circle)