Noted sex therapists Clifford and Joyce Penner also unveil the mystery of “what women want” and show how simple it is to boost your love life by letting your wife lead. Their candid, clear style will encourage you to make great sex happen—or happen more often—in your marriage.
The abundant information in the book is delivered with a sense of humor and illustrative stories as well as helpful Prescription Pads—a series of exercises at the end of each chapter to help the reader apply the doctor’s advice and take proactive steps for positive change.
Resist the temptation to call the mortician (lawyer) and prepare for the funeral (divorce). For virtually any marriage, regardless of its current state, put the shovel away—it’s not too late to resuscitate!
Drawing on their experiences with thirty years of marriage, during which they raised three children, as well as decades of couples counseling, experts Steven and Sue Simring show you how to build a strong, happy and long-lasting marriage. They offer priceless tips on how to deal with most problems that come up between married couples, and they offer advice on how to:Make your relationship more romantic Work out big and small differences Argue in ways that strengthen you relationship Resolve disputes over money Cope with mid-life change Handle a spouse who cheats Deal with families and in-laws Reduce stress on your marriage Understand your partner’s annoying habits and quirks Balance career and family goals Seek professional help when you need it
Illustrating their points with insightful, often amusing anecdotes from their own marriage and from the marriages of hundreds of couples they’ve counseled over the years, the Simrings explore such crucial topics as:Deciding if marriage is right for you Six common marriage myths Understanding the roots of marital problems Communicating with your partner The do’s and don’ts of fair marital fighting Making marriage sexy Examining the marriage life cycle Ideas for resolving money differences Succeeding with remarriage
Filled with ideas you can use now to keep your marriage as strong as the day you took your vows, this is a survival guide for everyone committed to making marriage work.
This revised and expanded edition has been updated throughout and includes new writing that highlights the special significance of intimate emotional needs in marriage.