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Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships Paperback – December 24, 2002
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Much of the book has been created from letters written by listeners of her show. These personal anecdotes are used to illustrate points and provide examples we can all relate to; given their tremendous variety, you're sure to find some that click with you. They make the book an easily absorbed read and provide a welcome break from Schlessinger's angry tirades on premarital sex, addiction, and the general "stupidity" of the human race. Behind her anger, you'll find suggestions on taking time to really listen to each other, ways to respect each other's needs without catering to selfishness, and a firm belief that relationships are nearly always worth saving. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Why? Because this lady has her head screwed on right. She's figured out one way to help people lead more fulfulling and committed lives, and she's not afraid to advertise it, knowing full well that she's going to get slammed for it. You've got to admire guts like that, and you really should take her ideas into consideration. There's something to be said for "traditional morality" (which encompasses things that are not necessarily moral issues at all), and its ability to make the world run more smoothly and people turn out better.
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So thinking I've resolved everything, I questioned what she new things she could tell me. Began skimming the book in a bookstore. Several chapters later, I realized I still have much to learn and she has a lot to teach. We get so caught up in ourselves, we stop thinking about the whole picture. A relationship is a group effort, made up of individuals, but it is a group. And it is bigger than it's parts. So when I get caught up in Pettiness (my perfectionism), Power Struggles (okay, yeah, I like to control situations), and Stupid Priorities (yes, I can say, "No." now) and look back on those chapters and get my head straight. I've already begun recommending it to my friends whenever they say..."I can't believe he/she just doesn't get it about X issue..." FOR THEM, not the person they're talking about!
It is clear that Dr. Laura has strong beliefs and is passionately committed to her ideas and to her viewpoints. The information is presented in a straightforward manner and is often on target. Though Dr. Laura's style of communication is strong, the message and content is ultimately geared to help readers recognize their behaviors and to prevent broken relationships.
I have also read another book on relationships that I found to be extremely enjoyable and helpful as well. The book is "Working On Your Relationships Doesn't Work" by Ariel and Shya Kane. This book explores a new technique geared toward mending relationships and building ones that are nurturing and fulfilling. This book uses examples from many of the Kanes' clients and associates, from their workshops and seminars, as well as from their own personal life journey. By bringing awareness to our ingrained patterns of behavior, they guide readers to discover satisfaction and increased productivity in their lives and relationships, without having to "work" on their
problems...as well as how to have a lot of fun along the way (that "fun" part is right up my alley!)
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All couples should read this book before marriage and take serious the marriage covenant.Published 14 days ago by Dale J. Sorensen
I really appreciate this book! After reading a few chapters, I decided to ask my husband questions about me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Already owned this book years ago. I appreciated Dr. Laura's candor, guidance, and humor. This is a replacement.Published 3 months ago by Yentl
there are good ideas but the book is full of quotation of letters. it seems the whole book is about compiled lettersPublished 8 months ago by Jaffar Mohammed Ahmed
So very insightful about behaviors couples unwittingly do to sabotage their marriages.Published 8 months ago by J R Ritter