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... A] hands-on, practical guide for couples at every stage of marriage.
Never preachy or holier-than-thou..."Making Marriage Work" is good to read whether you've put a ring on it recently or decades ago. If you want to glue your "I do," get hitched to this book soon.
--The Bookworm Sez
As the judge starring on the hit nationally syndicated television show Divorce Court, Lynn Toler witnesses, en masse, the thematic mistakes made in American marriages. She herself has also been wed for 22 years and has seen both the highs and lows of matrimony in her own marriage as well as the marriages of those close to her. While the national divorce rate hovers around the 50% threshold, there is a lot of chatter that marriage as we know it is an outdated institution--that we are too selfish, too unwilling to make sacrifices, and too misguided by elevated expectations of happiness to make marriage work.
While these points may hold some validity, a lot of this chatter is nothing new. So what's causing so many divorces and, perhaps even more importantly, what are we to do about it if we want marriage to survive? Drawing from both her professional career and personal life, Toler sees that the biggest impediment to marriage these days is that couples decide to take the plunge based almost entirely on the most irrational criteria: falling in love.
Making Marriage Work doesn't suggest that love has nothing to do with marriage at all; rather, Toler says that love by itself is simply not enough to make marriages survive. This book is a logical and simple guide to reintroducing some of the practicality of marriage that has leaked out of it over the years. Replete with simple, no-nonsense rules, Divorce Court anecdotes, and stories about Judge Toler's own union, Making Marriage Work contains invaluable information couples can use today to secure their marital tomorrow.
Title: Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution
Publisher: Agate Bolden: 2012-08-14
ISBN/UPC Number: 1932841652
ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781932841657
Book Condition: new
Item: 9.00 Item
Seller ID: 9781932841657