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51 Things You Should Know Before Getting Engaged (Good Things to Know) Paperback – September 1, 2009
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A must read for any couple interested in a long term relationship. Straightforward and easy to read, the author presents information on the big issues like money, sex and kids as well as
smallerissues like patience and respect. No one should walk down the aisle and say
I dowithout reading this book. --Barbara Bartlein - Author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? Overcoming the Myths That Hinder a Happy Marriage
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A great deal of useful information is contained within the book. Each of the 51 chapters is brief, covering just several pages. I found this format to be very helpful, as it was succinct and crisp, enabling me to easily digest key points in a brief period of time.
This is likely to be a beneficial book, not just for those considering getting engaged, but to anyone in a serious relationship.
I highly recommend this book!!!
I found the book to be very helpful. Sometimes in life it helps to be reminded of the obvious. Relationships are complex and Batshaw will help you keep it simple, stupid.
You can find out what those 51 things are by clicking on the preview and scrolling through the table of contents, so instead of tell you what you can already find out, I'll list a few of Batshaw's pearls of wisdom:
- Partners will only age well in all respects if they are taking the messages their body and mind are giving them and responding attentively to address these issues (p38).
- Kindly remember: no matter how well you strive to get to know each other, there is a natural timelin along which relationships evolve. In other words, you can't bake bread in five minutes at two thousand degrees. (p13).
- Each individual in the relationship brings a variety of perspectives and abilities to the table. Each of these differences makes up an ingredient in a complex meal. It is the unique balance of these ingredients that produces a superb dish. Not all foods and spices are meant to be combined. However, if you do a careful study of the varied ingrdients, you will be in an excellent position to know if you have the right recipe. (p68).
- As soon as you find yourself assembling your troops to attack, or planning to withdraw, take a moment and pause. Breathe and ponder something: Have you never been hurtful or said something thoughtless to your partner, or for that matter, to anyone? If the answer is that you never have, then you should be canonised for sainthood and become a missionary, because the world needs you more than your partner does. (p70).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great little pocketbook for genuine, common sense reminders about getting along in ANY type of relationship.Published 12 months ago by Arteest59
Easy read. Makes one easily see their relationship through the words of the author. I would recommend this book to anyone in or thinking of getting into a relationship.Published 23 months ago by Matthew Bowers
Simple, clear and direct.... I read it before i got engaged and gave me some things to think and promise myself to try to keep alivePublished on May 9, 2014 by Samantha
this book has some important information, but i got other books with similar info and didnt get through the whole book.Published on April 15, 2014 by sara james
I try to keep an open mind when reading things like this. I really want to get a good perspective on things. Out of all the books i've looked at, this one is really good. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Mary
I think this is truly something everyone in a serious relationship should read. So many people don't want to think about the practical and realistic aspects of a relationship or... Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by kbell