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"surprisingly sound methods...excellent choice" -- Library Journal, September 2004

From the Author

Should you buy my book?
 
It depends.
 
I have helped thousands of people save their marriage, stop their divorce, and recover from infidelity. However, those people went through my main program, the Marriage Fitness Tele Boot Camp.
 
The book is not a "save your marriage" book.
 
Don't get me wrong, it's a great book (of course I think so, right?). But if your marriage is in BIG trouble or if you're dealing with infidelity, it's not the best solution. 
 
The Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp is for people with severe marriage problems. Marriage Fitness (the book) is not. The book is for people who want to upgrade their marriage or who want to learn a bit more about me and/or the Marriage Fitness methodology before registering for the main program (the boot camp).
 
The Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp is much more extensive than the book and includes precise coaching about how to rescue your marriage, halt a divorce, end a separation, restore trust, heal big hurt, as well as comprehensive guidance on how to end their affair and heal from infidelity.
 
Marriage Fitness (the book), is an introduction to the Marriage Fitness way. It outlines the basic tenets and exercises.
 
Good luck to you and feel free to contact my office if you have any question about which Marriage Fitness product if right for your situation.
 
Sincerely,
Mort Fertel
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: MarriageMax, Inc. (September 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 097444801X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974448015
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,182,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mort Fertel is a world authority on the psychology of relationships and has an international reputation for saving marriages. In addition to working with couples, he teaches individuals how to single-handedly transform their marital situation.

People from all over the world schedule private tele-sessions with Mort Fertel and seek his counsel by joining the Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp. He is the author of Marriage Fitness Audio Learning System and the creator of Marriage Fitness Home-Flex, the most comprehensive relationship home learning kit in the world. Over 100,000 people a year subscribe to his free e-zine.

Mort Fertel was a featured expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the Fox News Network. He is also a frequent guest on talk radio programs. His breakthrough program, Marriage Fitness, appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Family Circle, Psychology Today, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour Magazine, Parent & Child Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Library Journal, Women's Health, Denver Post, Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, and Toronto Sun.

Mort's Marriage Fitness program is endorsed by marriage counselors, therapists, relationship experts, and mental health professionals.

Mort Fertel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, was the CEO of an international non-profit organization, and a former marathon runner. He lives with his wife and 5 children (including triplets!) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Customer Reviews

Sounded like a good book.
G. Campbell
What can I say about this book...it saved my marriage!
Tom K.
It is very realistic and practical advice.
Ms. C. A. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Monty Rainey VINE VOICE on March 16, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When I am giving premarital coaching to young couples, or marriage coaching to married couples, they often want to focus on their problems or potential problems. Of course these issues are of great concern to couples so its not always easy to direct their focus to the solutions, not the problems. Problems are unimportant. Solutions are what is important and with his book, MARRIAGE FITNESS, Mort Fertel has given a simple, yet effective four step plan to marital solutions.

I can't tell you how refreshing for me it has been to read a book by someone who understands and teaches what marriage is really all about. Love. I often use the analogy that love is like a fire. Even an out of control wildfire will eventually run out of fuel and burn itself out. To keep the fire of love alive, we must continually stoke the embers and feed it fuel. This book teaches it differently but essentially says the same thing, and shows couples how to provide the fuel their marriage must have to survive.

The book is very well written and contains some excellent projects for couples. Certainly intended for couples working together, there is also definite help here for one with an uncommitted spouse to help get things back on track.

Part 1, the first two chapters, give couples a deeper understanding of love. This may sound ridiculous, but most people confuse character traits with what I term "soul conscientiousness". Fertel deftly explains why character love makes you role mates, not soul mates.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Armstrong on November 12, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book around 4:00am unable to sleep after finding out about my wife's emotional infidelity. Our marriage had officially hit rock bottom. She wanted out. I wanted to fix it. We started seeing a Marriage Counselor but we weren't getting what we wanted out of it. $50/hr to bring up the same issues, talk about the hurt, and blame each other. It wasn't working. This book has some pretty unconventional advise. If your looking for communication techniques like parroting back what your partner just got finished saying you won't find it here. This book focuses on putting the love back into your marriage, because when your in love the problems are easier to deal with. I can say that our marriage has never been better. We've gone from the brink of divorce to a loving marriage once again and I feel that this book has been a big part of that success.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. johnson on June 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
I would highly recommend reading the boook above listening to the cd's. Sometimes he repeats words over and over and it starts to feel like your being brainwashed. The information is overall pretty good I think. I've read quite a few books on divorce and marriage, and this rates near the top. It has some fresh new ideas. For people who have "normal" problems in marriage though. Does not deal with how to solve those problems. Only create love.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tom K. on September 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
What can I say about this book...it saved my marriage! My wife was threatening divorce. I heard about this book on the radio and bought it, did what the author said, and it really works. My wife became interested in me and our marriage again and wanted to read the book too. She did, and now we're both doing what it says. The threat of divorce is gone...and more than that we're feeling close again. if you're marriage is in trouble, buy this book.
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48 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Cisco on May 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
My wife picked up this book and asked that I read it, which I did. I'm not going to mince words here: This book is terrible. It's like reading a late night infomercial, if you can imagine such a thing. An inordinate amount of the book's space is taken up by hard-sell advertisements for the author's other services (which direct you to his website), and he references his own "trademarked" services on almost every page of the book. He restates the same three or four concepts throughout the book, and the only imaginitive thing in the book is the different ways in which he repeats these cocepts for 180 some-odd pages. I guess nobody will buy a book that's only 8 pages, so he padded it to 180. Just a few of his nuggets of "wisdom:"

"Love conquers all" - Really? All you need is love? There's nothing else to it? Then why do you charge money for this book? Why do you charge over $400 for the CDs that can accompany this book? Life, and love, is not that simple.

"People don't change" - Again, really? Everyone changes throughout their lifetimes. Has this guy ever even cracked open a psychology textbook? People are dynamic, they get new interests, drop old ones. People learn things, develop new beliefs. How can Mr. Fertel advise us on relationships if he doesn't even understand the basics of the human psyche?

"Relationships after a divorce don't work" - Seriously? I have a whole slew of friends and relatives who, along with their new spouses, will happily testify to the contrary.

"Don't find the right person to love...love the person you find" - Yeah, don't bother investing the time to find someone you connect with, or can be happy with. Just settle for what you have. Then have a miserable marriage. Then buy more of Mr. Fertel's books.
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