Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last Paperback – June 1 1995
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (June 1 1995)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0684802414
- ISBN-13 : 978-0684802411
- Item Weight : 330 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.52 x 21.43 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You'll also learn:
More sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriage
Frequent arguing will not lead to a divorce
Financial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationship
Wives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four years
There is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments--and there's a way around it
Dr. Gottman tells you how to recognize attitudes that doom a marriage--contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling--and provides practical exercises, quizzes, tips, and techniques that will help you understand and make the most of your relationship. You can avoid patterns that lead to divorce, and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail will show you how.
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It contains very insightful tips and many questionnaires you can do with your partner/alone to improve your relationship and grow as a couple.
The author describes physical symptoms which occur in a man when he is in a heated discussion or argument. This is to justify his withdrawing from the discussion without the issue being resolved.
So, because he claims he may have a heart attack, a man can live as unkindly or inconsiderately as he wishes. Does he get away with such behavior at work, may I ask? No, because he would be fired, and lose his income and bragging rights.
The point is that people who don't consider the feelings of others do so because others let them. In this society, it is the women who are socialized to be the tolerators of emotional abuse.
Because when someone won't talk to you, yet doesn't want you to leave and do more and better with your life, that is abuse.
The fact is, people - men and women - need to be mature and responsible in long-term relationships. Those who cannot may choose to stay single.