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.