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Book Reviews: General Handbooks on Marriage

A selection of book reviews on marriage handbooks.

"Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Married"
Review of Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Married by Wendy Jaffe.

Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom From Couples Married 50 Years or ...
In "Everlasting Matrimony", Sheryl P. Kurland shares the inspiring stories of 75 couples who have been married 50 years or more. Couples share how they have stayed together so long and their secrets to having happy marriages.

"For Love or Nothing"
This book provides important lessons for loving relationships, especially marriage.

"If Love is a Game, These are the Rules"
After reading this book, you will not only have a better understanding of how to improve your marriage, but you will learn more about yourself, too.

"Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health"
Integrating perspectives from the fields of psychology, acupuncture, nutrition, and gynecology, the authors cover everything from stress relief and balancing home and work, to keeping love alive in a marriage. This would be a great gift for mom on Mother's Day, or for expectant parents.

Open Marriage: A New life Style for Couples -- Book Review
This 1972 classic, reprinted in 1984 is a disappointment to those looking for a how-to on being a swinger. The book only has 20 pages referring to sex outside marriage. The openness in the title refers to the openness of challenging your own thoughts, expectations, attitudes, and behaviors.

"Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands"
The author says, "What [men] want is food, sex, and respect." Many members of our Marriage Forum disagree with her comments, and so do we.

"The Road Less Traveled"
Learning to delay gratification, accepting responsibility for decisions, being dedicated to truth and reality, and having the ability to balance it all are important tools for married couples. This is a timeless classic to read with your spouse.

"Thoughts from a Queen-sized Bed"
These essays take a look at what it means to be married for nearly 40 years. This is a good read if you are looking for what makes a marriage survive.

Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing
In Two in a Bed, author Paul Rosenblatt talks about the many issues couples have to deal with in order to sleep together.

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