A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
Narrated by Natalie Ross / 5 hours 15 minutes
Following a unique format perfect for today’s world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us more than one hundred rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. It’s a go-to guide brimming with Lerner’s signature clarity, wit, and warmth. Couples today operate in a time famine. One or both parties are likely to be hit by one stress after another, and marriage is the first thing to suffer. Here are memorable, easy-to-grasp rules to remind readers of their own good common sense — or to help them get off automatic pilot and do something different. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems (“He won’t talk” or “She doesn’t want sex”) as well as modern ones (your partner’s relationship with technology). You’ll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Get a grip on intensity and “over talking” Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren, and difficult in-laws Follow a twelve-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart So here it is — a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.
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