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A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage: The Essentials for Long-Lasting Togetherness Hardcover – October 6, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604330910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604330915
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.3 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #704,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill, Ed. S, is a marriage and family therapist who has always been obsessed with how and why relationships last.  She has been in practice for over 25 years.  Her website is www.shelteringthoughts.comShe lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband and son.

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Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill, Ed.S., LMFT, is a Marriage & Family Therapist and Family Business Consultant. She has worked for over 25 years, both in private practice and in the corporate setting, helping her clients to examine assumptions, think creatively, and build upon strengths. She holds degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy, Organizational Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.

An early, inspiring career experience as part of the group of professionals who founded the first freestanding hospice in the United States, paved the way for her uncanny ability to listen, brainstorm and inspire hope in others. Sharon has been a graduate instructor/advisor, an organizational learning consultant, a hospice volunteer, and a NYC Marathon finisher.

She received a Practice Award from the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy for her workbook: To Enhance Creative Thinking is to Liberate a Couple/Family, and has published articles on the importance of Getting to Know our Children. She was an invited facilitator in Moscow, training Russian psychiatrists in the skills of marriage & family therapy.

Sharon's current practice is filled with the tough and complicated therapy of saving marriages.

You can contact Sharon @ ashortguidetoahappymarriage@gmail.com
She practices in northern Westchester County, New York.

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This book is very insightful.
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At 64 pages, her latest book is the shortest of her publications.
Christina L. Johns
The book offered simple tools to open communication.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Christina L. Johns on October 29, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The idiom "you can't judge a book by its cover," applies here. When readers look at this book it appears to be a gift book that a parent would give to a daughter for a wedding or anniversary gift. This book is much more than that. The message of the book is one that should be read by all married couples. Though the message can be relayed to them, readers will have to read this book to understand the importance of the message within.
This short guide is the culmination of years of study and research by Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill, a family therapist with more than 25 years experience. O'Neill tells that she has used hundreds of self-help books poured over by couples in search of answers. This missive presents twenty insightful and, in some ways, surprising suggestions to help couples recapture and maintain the romance and closeness that she says needs to be an integral part of marriage.
Not Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill's first book, A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage is the author's third work. Lurning: 147 Inspiring Thoughts for Learning on the Job, published in 1993 and 98 pages, is exactly what the title reads: inspiring thoughts for learning on the job. Sheltering Thoughts, publication in June 2005 and 148 pages, on the other hand, offers words of understanding for the family who has lost a family member. At 64 pages, her latest book is the shortest of her publications.
Believing that marriage can only work as a team effort, O'Neill gives the following insight.

"Here's a little philosophy to set the stage. Many have conceptualized marriage as tedious, lifelong work, day in and day out. That's enough to make anyone ponder jumping ship. Marriage, to me, is better thought of as a creative work in progress.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Girl on November 1, 2009
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Highly recommend for all couples including those planning to tie-the-knot, feel their marriage could be better, and even those with happy marriages. It is a quick easy read so ideal for both partners to read and use as a starting point for meaningful dialogue. The concepts presented are basic and straight forward but often overlooked in busy stress-filled lives. Thoughtful gift.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Happy in PA on October 17, 2009
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This concise guide offers practical behaviors for a strong marriage. A great gift for an anniversary.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Whalen on April 3, 2010
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This is a gem of a book. It's inspiring and I carry it on my Kindle for easy reference wherever I am, especially when traveling on business.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on November 5, 2009
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The "short guide" is filled with abundant insights into marriage. I loved reading it and sharing it with my husband of almost thirty-five years. It validated what we do right and gave us plenty of ideas for how to continue doing the things that contribute to a lasting, beautiful marriage. I will use this book as a small gift to accompany the money I usually give at weddings; it personalizes the monetary gift as well as giving newlyweds a starting point for their long-lasting relationship.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bernard L. Rosenbaum on October 7, 2009
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Finally, a no-nonsense, practical guide for newly weds as well as couples celebrating their 50th anniversary. It's evident that many years of professional practice have been compressed into this guide for keeping a marriage ever-new.
Dr. Bernard L. Rosenbaum
NYS Certified psychologist
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth on April 1, 2010
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When the title says a "short guide", it means it. The actual book is small in size and is only 61 pages long. The lines are also double-spaced and the text is only on every other page. Every other page that doesn't have text has a full-size photo (of couples being affectionate with one another) instead. And some of these photos even take up both pages, so in the end, there's very little text in this book. It should've been a magazine article rather than a book.

But regardless of size and length, does the actual content make up for what's lacking elsewhere? Just barely. There's good basic advice in here like...make sure to share your day with your spouse, don't have separate bank accounts, and always act like a team.

However, the problem with advice that says Do this, Do that, Don't do this, Don't do that, is that it doesn't address why people are doing/not doing these things in the first place.
For instance, if your spouse doesn't find you interesting and has nothing in common with you, then it's going to be hard for them to find anything interesting about what you have to say and to be able to listen to you. And it'll be hard for you to share your day with someone who doesn't care about it.
And maybe the reason you desire a separate bank account is because your partner is highly irresponsible with money.
And maybe your partner puts you down in public or contradicts you just to be difficult or doesn't get you. It's going to be hard to feel like a team when you feel so alienated from your spouse.

So, while the actual advice is good, simply following her advice won't automatically give you the great marriage you desire.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Design Guy on July 13, 2011
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A very thoughtful piece of writing!
Most writers decide to take what should be put into a small book like this and create a novel, or multiple novels, and waste our time having to ferret through to find the useful nuggets of advice.
This book is has much to offer without all the extra fluff.

Read it and see if you agree with me.
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