A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage

The Essentials for Long-Lasting Togetherness

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604330915

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 61

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While there are many self-help books addressing marriage issues, none is as pointed and straightforward as O'Neill's A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage. Like her highly acclaimed short book, Sheltering Thoughts: About Loss and Grief, this book will speak to its readers through its directness and simplicity. It challenges readers to understand and live by the tenets of a committed relationship. In the spirit of the bestselling book, A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen, author Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill offers readers the same inviting and simple but sensible approach for embracing marriage, and provides the essentials of a long lasting relationship.
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A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage: Gay Edition

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neil

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604336226

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 8363

A pointed and straightforward guide that offers an inviting and simple, yet sensible, approach for embracing marriage, and provides the essentials of a long-lasting relationship. A long and happy committed relationship can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life—but it doesn’t always come easily. Couples can become bored, tired, frustrated, or led astray from one another. Marriage and family therapist Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill has developed a guide of inspiring and simple, yet effective suggestions, to help couples grow together and stay connected through the inevitable storms they must weather. This is a perfect gift for a wedding or commitment ceremony.
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101 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Real Couples Share Keys to Their Success

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718038762

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2999

What can happy couples tell you about having a happy marriage? A lot! It’s no secret that having a happy marriage doesn’t happenall by itself. But there are secrets that help make marriage the best it canbe. Whether a newlywed or married for years, maintaining open communication takesthought, effort, and prayer! 101 Secrets to a HappyMarriage provides words of wisdom and anecdotes from eighty-seven coupleswho speak from real-life experience—ranging three to fifty years—for anyone whoneeds encouragement and proven advice to create a fulfilling and joyfulmarriage. Included are doses of humor and food for thought from bestsellingauthor Harry Harrison for fostering love, peace, and harmony every day for therest of your married life. HarryH. Harrison, Jr. isa nationally acclaimed author appearing on the NY Times and Booksense lists. He has over 3.6 million books inprint featuring titles such as Father toSon, Father to Daughter, 1001 Things Happy Couples Know about Marriage, andmore. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married 43 years
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Author: Ann Patchett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408842408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.
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12 Hours to a Great Marriage

A Step-by-Step Guide for Making Love Last

Author: Howard J. Markman,Scott M. Stanley,Natalie H. Jenkins,Susan L. Blumberg,Carol Whiteley

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787968007

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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For the past twenty-five years, the internationally renowned marital researchers from the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver have been helping couples around the globe replace loneliness with connection, frustration with understanding, fear with confidence, instability with commitment, revenge with forgiveness, and monotony with passion. Their program is called PREP®, short for the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, and it's been so successful that its creators have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and 20/20, and its benefits have been documented in The New York Times, USA Today, Womans Day, and Redbook. Until now the only way you could experience this winning twelve-hour program was to attend a weekend workshop. But now, with 12 Hours to a Great Marriage, you can discover the simple, effective strategies that have helped thousands of couples— happily married, having issues, or planning to marry— to develop and protect their love, easily and at your own pace. Each chapter covers one of the key ingredients of the program, like Being Best Friends, Having Fun Together, and Protecting and enhancing Your Love Life, and shows you how to take the steps that research shows are the basis for a long-term, healthy, loving marriage. By practicing the simple skills, taking the thought-provoking self-tests, doing the fun and innovative exercises, and reading real-life couples' inspiring and informative stories, you'll find that in twelve short hours you'll be well on your way to having that great marriage you've always dreamed of.
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A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375506470

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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From the author of Blessings and Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. “Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living. From the Hardcover edition.
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101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other

Author: Jennifer Roback Morse,Betsy Kerekes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594714467

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other offers Catholic couples concise, practical, and at times humorous suggestions for creating and sustaining a more joyful, peace-filled marriage that is steeped in the beauty and mystery of Catholic faith. Insights from marriage and family scholar Jennifer Roback Morse combine with the stories of young mother and wife Betsy Kerekes to make this a book for any Catholic couple young or old wanting to nurture their marriage. 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage is designed to help Catholic couples improve their relationships by making small changes in their habits, attitudes, and spirituality. Suggestions for everything from the most mundane aspects of marital life (housework, budgeting, weekend football) to the make-or-break components (forgiveness, kindness, prayer) help readers to love and appreciate their spouses anew. "
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Hidden Keys of a Loving, Lasting Marriage

Author: Gary Smalley,Norma Smalley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310402916

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 2661

Points out the common problems between husbands and wives and shows how to overcome them to build a successful relationship
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To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First

Author: David Code

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824525385

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 4380

All parents want their children to be happy. But many couples today go too far, letting everything revolve around their kids. This hurts the children and the marriage. The good news is you don't have to choose between your spouse and your kids. Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience and his study of families around the world, David Code explains why putting your marriage first actually produces happier kids.
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Married Love

A New Contribution to the Solution of Sex Difficulties

Author: Marie Carmichael Stopes,Jessie Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marriage

Page: 189

View: 5501

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Making Happy

The Art and Science of a Happy Marriage

Author: Les Parrott,Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617953415

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8828

Making Happy outlines seven factors that will elevate happiness in any marriage, including such strategies as: catch your spouse doing something right, laugh out loud, express gratitude, be second, try something new together, and celebrate one thing daily. Happiness in marriage is as easy as the decisions you make.
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

Author: John Gottman, PhD,Nan Silver

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1101902914

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 5159

Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.
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47 Little Love Boosters for a Happy Marriage

Connect and Instantly Deepen Your Bond No Matter How Busy You Are

Author: Marko Petkovic M Sc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532748714

Category:

Page: 102

View: 1961

Discover the 47 Amazingly Simple Little Things Successful Couples Do To Connect and Have a Happy Marriage In Just Minutes a Day Why do you need to read this book Whether your relationship is a new romance, or one that has passed the test of time, there might be days when you wonder how to keep the fire burning. As you read this book, you'll discover amazingly simple little things successful couples do to show their love and connect with their loved one in just minutes a day, even if they're busy parents with young kids! We call them the "Little Love Boosters for a Happy Marriage" because they: require no cooperation from your spouse take very little of your time-sometimes only seconds! you can do them at home are free! Your secret to lasting love When you download the book, you'll get the complementary, beautifully designed Golden Collection with 47 little "love boosters" and a FREE success checklist. You can save it to your phone or print it out and have a quick peek anytime and anywhere you want. This will become your little secret to achieving a lasting love and a happy marriage even if you're not an overly creative person or a hopeless romantic. No fancy jargon You won't be wasting your time sifting through useless jargon. Instead, you'll find straight-to-the-point advice, proven by the author and his wife themselves. Bonus Audio Book Included! This book comes with a complementary audio book. You can listen to it while driving the car, cleaning the house, working out, or going for a jog-when your mind is available. This way you don't have to take any extra time out of your life to make the happy marriage you and your partner deserve. The results are magical. Download this book now to find out how you can achieve them too. If you're serious about taking your marriage from "just fine" to "the marriage we've always wanted" and you want that feel-good sensation to last and just keep growing by the day, download this book today. Scroll up and grab your copy today
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Love to Stay

Six Keys to a Successful Marriage

Author: Adam Hamilton

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501882856

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this book, Adam Hamilton explores how, with God’s help, we can make love last. Drawing upon a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with relationship and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, Hamilton looks at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. Contents include: More Than a Piece of Paper What She Wants; What He Wants The Significance of Sexual Intimacy Habits That Hurt, Habits That Heal Clothe, Bear With, and Forgive A Love That Lasts a Lifetime
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A Couple's Guide to a Growing Marriage

A Bible Study

Author: Gary D. Chapman

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802491847

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman Every marriage is a growing marriage. The real question is: are you growing closer together or further apart? If you’re content with the latter, don’t change a thing. However, if you desire the kind of marriage that keeps getting better, then you’ll need to be intentional. This book will start you in the right direction. A Couple’s Guide to a Growing Marriage teaches you how to... Invite God into the details of your life and marriage Listen in ways that deepen intimacy and friendship Understand your spouse and be understood Keep your love fresh and mutually engaging Manage conflict constructively, not destructively In both private and shared-time exercises, you'll explore Bible study, prayer, and Scripture memory. You will learn how to have a brief daily sharing time with your spouse, and you will cultivate deeper friendships with others through group activities. So much more than a personal and group study, A Couple's Guide to a Growing Marriage Bible Study will teach you to share your life more fully with God, and as your relationship with God deepens, so will your relationship as a couple.
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Sheltering Thoughts

About Loss and Grief

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781933290430

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

View: 4299

This book offers words of understanding and comfor for the family who has lost a loved one.
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The Story of a Marriage

A Novel

Author: Geir Gulliksen

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 1524759694

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8206

A dramatic portrait of the dissolution of a marriage, written with brutal and lyrical precision, and nominated for the Nordic Prize. Jon, who is losing his wife to another man, is trying to understand what happened to his Great Love, by working, painfully, to see the story from her perspective. It begins as he asks her: "Can you tell me about us?" As he looks to his past and within himself, he begins to question the conventions of masculinity and femininity, understanding himself uncommonly as a man who challenges the male role--he's deeply embedded in family life, and identifies as sensitive, vulnerable, and nurturing. And finally, in an effort to understand how his wife could fall in love with someone else, he attempts an ultimate act of empathy: to tell the story from the other man's point of view, raising crippling questions: Is it possible to have sex without violating oneself or the other? How much of what we think is love is only projection? Is it possible to truly know another person? With prose unsettling in its precision and emotional heft, The Story of a Marriage cracks wide open the familiar story of a failed love, as it turns cliched phrases over and over again until they crumble, revealing a bitter hollowness--or ringing new meanings.
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Peace with Your Partner

A Practical Guide to Happy Marriage

Author: Erik Blumenthal

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781851681365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

View: 7342

A simple and effective guide to strengthening and enriching your marriage.
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The History of Love: A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393328627

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 1109

Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
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