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Take Back Your Marriage, First Edition: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart Hardcover – March 16 2001

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  • Item Weight : 410 g
  • Hardcover : 184 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1572304598
  • Product dimensions : 15.88 x 1.27 x 23.5 cm
  • Publisher : The Guilford Press; First edition (March 16 2001)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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From Publishers Weekly

To ensure that one's marriage lasts "as long as we both shall live" as opposed to the increasingly popular "as long as we both shall love," William J. Doherty (Take Back Your Kids) recommends that couples undertake daily "connection rituals" that facilitate "intentional marriage." In Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart, Doherty, the director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota, advises couples to avoid family and friends who undermine their marriage and to avoid sacrificing their relationship to their kids.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


"This book offers wise and timely advice on marriage from one of America's favorite therapists." --Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia and Another Country

"Though love feels magical, a loving marriage is anything but magic. There are definite formulas to marriages that work and those that don't. Take Back Your Marriage uncovers the insidious forces working against lasting love and commitment, and offers down-to-earth methods to guard against and overcome them. It reminds and inspires us to take our marriages off the back burner and give them the attention and care they require to turn 'I do' into 'I still do.'" --Michele Weiner-Davis, author of Divorce Busting (and The Divorce Remedy, forthcoming)

"Take Back Your Marriage is full of wisdom and realism. Bill Doherty is one of America's most experienced and knowledgeable family experts. He tells us how to take back our marriages from consumerism, frantic activity, our kids, misguided counselors, and well-intentioned family members. This is a desperately needed and welcome message." --Don Browning, PhD, coauthor of From Culture Wars to Common Ground: Religion and the American Family Debate

"Great--a guide to making good marriages better! Doherty is an optimistic therapist of clear values, uncommon wisdom, and unimpeachable humanity. In the engaging Take Back Your Marriage, he dissects the disordered priorities, expectations, and commitments, the bad therapists and destructive support systems, that doom so many marriages. He offers rituals of love and play that could revive any but the deadest unions. What a lovely and empowering way of looking at life and the things--like a loved and loving partner--that make it worth living." --Frank Pittman, MD, author of Grow Up!: How Taking Responsibility Can Make You A Happy Adult

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Judith Coyle
5.0 out of 5 stars My Top Self-Help Book
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S. Richman
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that will help ANY marriage!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars still scared but at least this book gave me hope
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Our marriage sucks.
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