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Love Busters: Protecting Your Marriage from Habits That Destroy Romantic Love Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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Are you losing the love you once felt for each other? According to Dr. Harley, "After couples get married, they usually develop habits that destroy their love for each other. I call those destructive habits Love Busters. And as long as Love Busters are tolerated, love doesn't have a chance."
With this insightful book, you and your spouse can learn to avoid the six most common Love Busters that may have gained a foothold in your marriage:
• Selfish demands
• Disrespectful judgments
• Angry outbursts
• Annoying habits
• Independent behavior
Once you throw out these habits, your love for each other can be restored and your conflicts more easily resolved.|Willard F. Harley, Jr., is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, marriage counselor, and the bestselling author of His Needs, Her Needs. His popular website, www.marriagebuilders.com, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem. Dr. Harley and his wife, Joyce, host a three-hour daily radio call-in show, Marriage Builders Radio, and they lead Marriage Builders Weekends in cities across the country.
From the Back Cover
Is sex becoming a burden?
Do you bring out the worst in each other?
Are you arguing a lot more lately?
Are you growing apart?
Then you need Love Busters. Marriage expert Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the six Love Busters that pull marriages apart and shows how you and your spouse can learn to avoid them.
You will see that once Love Busters are eliminated, conflicts over friends and relatives, career choices and time management, financial planning, children, or sex will be much easier to resolve.
The strength of your marriage depends on the passion you share for each other. So stop destroying the feeling of love and discover, instead, how to build your love with care and with time.
Top Customer Reviews
Staying married can at times be very difficult in our modern age. You may feel like throwing your hands up and taking the easier route: divorce. If divorce is however not a feasible option for you then "Love Busters" may have a lot to offer.
Willard F. Harley, Jr. explains the dynamics at work in the typical relationship. He explains how our internal "taker" or "giver" encourages a variety of positive and negative behaviors. Throughout the book he gives real-life examples from his own practice. These are very revealing and help to paint a portrait of a successful or unsuccessful relationship.
Some of the topics in this book include a serious discussion about radical honesty, a revealing look at annoying habits and an extremely helpful look at financial conflicts.
Whether you are constantly arguing with your partner or you are in a new relationship that you hope will be successful, this book has a lot of good advice. I would especially recommend this book to newlyweds who want to beat the odds and stay married. You can either learn everything in this book from personal experience (the hard way) or you can use the wisdom in this book to build a very strong relationship.
~The Rebecca Review
Thank you so much Willard Harley for such a great book and also for your website Marriage Builder's that got me moving in the right direction, and also for helping me to see that my way of thinking wasn't all wrong after all. And thank you for restoring hope to our marriage.
If you embrace the steps and are truly willing to make some scary, sometimes traumatic, changes then you will succeed. Both spouses need to read this to work. At first it seemed hopeless. Within 4-6 weeks we worked through the bumps in the road of negotiations and started falling in love again. We went from seriously considering breaking it off to finally getting things on a happy track.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. I'm working through a lot with my husband using this book paired with His Needs Her Needs and the questionnaire book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jess
This book would even help to "fine tune" a good marriage. It is well worth reading. After completing it, I ordered His Needs, Her Needs.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer