The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

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“Like everything else in life, investing early works better than trying to catch up later,” psychologist Daphne de Marneffe, PhD, writes. “Every single day, it’s important to look at the long game, and to keep your eye on what you want: to give and receive love.” Marriage is hard, yet working through life’s biggest challenges together is rewarding.” The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together artfully blends clinical experience, current research, and interviews to tackle common problems like sex, adultery, alcohol, money, aging, empty-nest-syndrome, and so much more. I love Marneffe’s no-nonsense approach and how she encourages people to look within themselves and consider their motives rather than blaming their partner for all their problems. She’s not overly optimistic, yet she believes that long-term, happy marriages are possible and provides couples a deep understanding of relationships and how to come together to create their best possible marriage. Couples must have open communication between themselves as well as a strong and nurtured sense of self. This book will challenge you, and it will inspire you. No matter how long you’ve been married or together, you’ll find a new gem of knowledge within these pages to apply to and grow your relationship.

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Author Daphne de Marneffe
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Scribner
Publish Date 2018-Jan-23
ISBN 9781501118913 Buy this Book
Issue November 2018
Category Relationships & Sex


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