The Newlywed Year: 52 Ideas for Building a Love That Lasts

The Newlywed Year: 52 Ideas for Building a Love That Lasts

by Jay Payleitner
The Newlywed Year: 52 Ideas for Building a Love That Lasts

The Newlywed Year: 52 Ideas for Building a Love That Lasts

by Jay Payleitner


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A celebration of marriage for newlyweds that offers a year's worth of seasoned advice.

A perfect wedding gift for lovebirds tying the knot, The Newlywed Year offers 52 chapters of advice for building a love that lasts. Drawing on wisdom from successful marriages, the book delivers both humorous and touching tips for the newly married with chapters like "The Dog Question," "The Eight Second Kiss," and "Romantic Gestures."

Packaged in soft pastels and with a stunning floral cover, this book is as elegant as it is useful, making a wonderful addition to any couple's growing bookshelf. The Newlywed Year offers simple and useful advice for that first year of marriage while reminding you that marriage only grows sweeter with time.

• PERFECT WEDDING GIFT: Packaged beautifully and full of functional tips, this book makes a touching and useful gift for a newly wedded couple that they will be able to use again and again throughout their marriage.
• GREAT AMOUNT OF CONTENT: With 52 tips and pieces of advice, this book offers lots of helpful information that wedded partners can come back to long after they are no longer newlyweds. It touches on all aspects of a strong relationship, including ways to communicate better, tips for planning for the future, and fun activities to bring you closer, and will be useful for years to come.
• SEASONED ADVICE: The author is lucky enough to have enjoyed a long and happy marriage that continues to grow in love, and pulls examples from across their lengthy and successful marriage, as well as tips learned along the way from other successful marriages, to give solid advice that stands the test of time.

Perfect for:

• Newlyweds and recently engaged couples
• Wedding planners
• Bridal shower attendees
• Cohabitating couples

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452182568
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 671,271
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Jay Payleitner spent a decade in advertising in Chicago and has written more than 20 books, including 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Daughters Need from a Dad, and What If God Wrote Your Bucket List? He and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in St. Charles, Illinois, where they raised five awesome kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood.

Table of Contents

Congratulations, Now What? 8

1 Memories You're About to Make 11

2 Take a Walk after Dinner 14

3 Inventory the Wedding Registry 17

4 The Division of Duties 21

5 Do Food 24

6 Encourage Dreams 26

7 Time Together 29

8 Bridezilla Repair 32

9 Banish the Naysayers 34

10 Ask, "Is This OK?" 37

11 See If You Can Live on One Salary 40

12 Two Becoming One 44

13 When You Find the Flaw 47

14 Difficult Stuff You Can't Let Slide 50

15 Romantic Gestures 52

16 Are You Sure You're Married? 56

17 Use Words 59

18 Don't Be Surprised by the Seasons of Life 62

19 1913 Advice 65

20 When Worlds Collide 68

21 The Little Things I 71

22 The Little Things II 74

23 About Unexpected Guests 76

24 The Eight-Second Kiss 79

26 Change for Good 84

27 Cut the Apron Strings 87

28 The Dog Temptation 90

29 Wait Twenty-Four Hours 93

30 Keep Home a Safe Place to Unload 96

31 How Rumors Get Started 100

32 The Intimacy Sweet Spot 103

33 Better Than Hollywood 107

34 Skills to Build 110

35 Fill the Pickle Jar 113

36 Establish Your "You and Me, Babe" Signals 116

37 Get Historical 119

38 Empathy 123

39 Fight Fair 126

40 Redefine Adventure 130

41 Don't Trash Your Spouse 133

42 Know Each Other's Love Language 136

43 Brainstorm a Bucket List 139

44 Two More Important Lists 143

45 Expect the Unexpected 146

46 The Kid Question 149

47 Don't Be Alone Alone 152

48 A Reverse Bucket List 155

49 Better and Better 158

50 Hey, Good Lookin' 161

51 Anniversary Gift Warning 164

52 Advice that Didn't Make It into the First Fifty-One Chapters 168

Epilogue: Understand What You Have 174

About the Author 176

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