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The nine phases of marriage : how to make it, break it, keep it

Author: Susan Shapiro Barash
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Susan Shapiro Barash's provocative new book takes a look at the nine phases that every marriage goes through. It is only by understanding these phases that we can truly begin to craft the perfect relationship. In the Nine Phases of Marriage, Susan insightfully breaks down and analyzes: Phase One, Passion and Longing - What Really Occurs during the Honeymoon Period; Phase Two, Conforming - Trying to Be the Perfect  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Shapiro Barash
ISBN: 9780312642198 0312642199 9781250017239 1250017238
OCLC Number: 810329325
Description: xv1, 267 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: How to make it --
Passion and longing --
Conforming/the perfect wife --
Real life / Child Centricity --
How to break it --
Tension : one bed/ two dreams --
Distance : two beds/two rooms --
Fracturing/ midlife divorce --
How to keep it --
Second chances/ remarriage & renegotiations --
Balance/ concessions --
Successful wifing/companionate love --
Afterword : your journey as a wife.
Responsibility: Susan Shapiro Barash.

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Susan Shapiro Barash's provocative new book takes a look at the nine phases that every marriage goes through. It is only by understanding these phases that we can truly begin to craft the perfect relationship. In the Nine Phases of Marriage, Susan insightfully breaks down and analyzes: Phase One, Passion and Longing - What Really Occurs during the Honeymoon Period; Phase Two, Conforming - Trying to Be the Perfect Wife; Phase Three, Real Life - The Child-Centric Marriage; Phase Four, Tension - One Bed Two Dreams; Phase Five, Distance - Two Beds, Two Rooms; Phase Six, Fracturing - Midlife Divorce; Phase Seven, Second Chances - Remarriage and Renegotiating; Phase Eight, Balance - Concessionsand Making Peace ; and, Phase Nine, Successful Coupling - The True 'Happily Ever After.' With this essential knowledge, spouses can successfully navigate the natural pitfalls and perils of their marriage and embark on a true partnership.

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