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Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day: Daily Practices to Transform Your Relationship Paperback – March 18, 2011
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In this book, there are practical ways in which one can make an ordinary situation, something a little bit less ordinary. How a simple shoulder squeeze can make a difference, or how the tone of voice can change a response. These are simple, reasonable things that anyone can do, and that really do make a difference, and can help a marriage stay strong.
As practical as this book is, I found a significant downfall. Each practical suggestion is accompanied by a scenario where a husband and wife interact. The scenarios are common, situations that you can see happening, but the interactions between husband and wife? I found them to be unrealistic. In every scenario, one spouse seemed to be a collected therapist, in situations where most people would be hurt. In fact, I personally do not know of a couple that would really interact in such a way, not when emotions and hurt feelings are in the mix.
Additionally, there were suggestions in the book that went against my personal beliefs. In one of the early chapters, a marriage is described in which the wife has affair. She, of course, later regrets the affair, however, she feels that she learned from it. In my opinion, it seemed that the affair was excusable, even though she regretted it, because she had learned from it. I also disagreed with the idea of viewing pornography together with your spouse.
That being said, I did feel that there were some positive ideas in the book. The author gives some practical ideas of ways to communicate love to your spouse. There are many illustrations in the book of how couples have put the strategies to work and have seen success from them. The book is broken into helpful sections and addresses issues such as communication, children, physical and sexual relationships.Read more ›
happy, healthy, and in perspective. There are topics over how to keep the spark alive in your relationship, how to have a better home-life, communication, and problems that can happen in relationships.
All the while, the book provides scenarios of couples that relate to the topic at hand. It also offers 5-minute strategies at the end of each chapter centered on that topic.
Some of the wording made me feel as if I was talking with an older lady about my relationship.
But the information provided wasn't really hard to "get."
Some of the ideas weren't my cup of tea. I would rather not watch "occasional pornography" with B.
I feel that I should be the only woman he sees unclothed.
The scenarios were a little too cookie-cutter for my relationship.
But I understood the message behind them.
I just wish that those stories and "say this" messages would have been worded as if they are being said in a relationship rather than being repeated from a marriage counselor.
Overall I would rate this book a 3/5.
For someone who has never read any type of book over relationships
or marriage, this book covered valid subjects in my life.
I would suggest this to someone because I have no other relationship/ self-help book to compare it to, and the message is there. Though it might not all completely apply since my relationship isn't cookie-cutter.
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The chapter on touching is a good one, I have a hard time with touch from having 5 kids who want to hug and touch me all the time. Sometimes I feel like I never get to be alone without little or big hands wanting more from me. The chapter on chores is another good one, I think we do pretty good here until my husband only makes one side of the bed(that ticks me off it's not like I make half the dinner or wash half the laundry.) Each chapter has a summary of things you can do together to improve that area of your lives.
This is a great book to see the problems and the triumphs in your relationship and offers great advice on how to improve it in all areas of life(more then 5 minutes will be better, maybe we try to simplify things a bit too much.) I would suggest it to anyone who would like to see an improvement in their relationship or to keep the problems from forming in the first place. Also happiness is a state of mind and no one can make you unhappy unless you allow them. Think your happy and most likely you will be, but a bit of a reminder is never a bad thing.
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I hear about this book on Fox News. My wife and I have enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it to others.Published on May 2, 2013 by Curtis C. Lee
If I could sum this book up in a few words, I would describe it as having good information to think about and an educational building experience for relationships. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by 93civEJ1
Several months ago I received a free copy of Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day so that I could review it. Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Joshua Lake
Well it took me a LONG time to get this review in. I just couldn't get interested in it. I don't know what it was, but whenever I picked it up to start reading, i just couldn't... Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by Kirsten Balkom
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