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Title:
For better (for worse) : the Science of a Good Marriage / Tara Parker-Pope.
Author:
Parker-Pope, Tara.
Published:
London : Vermilion, 2010.
Description:
viii, 356 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9780091929275 (pbk.)

009192927X (pbk.)

9780452297104

0452297109

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Summary

Summary

Everyone sets out to 'succeed' in marriage, but even within the most functional, loving and smooth relationships there are numerous fault lines, any one of which could lead to the break-up of the marriage. Which of these fault lines are the fatal ones? How much time does one have to correct a flaw? Can we know, at the outset, which relationships have little chance of surviving in the long-term?For Better (For Worse) answers these questions and many others, and shows how to anticipate, treat, avoid or heal the emotional breaches that may arise in marriage. This accessible book includes fascinating insights, such as- - The brain chemistry of falling in love and how to tap into it to freshen a marriage- How speaking up or staying silent in marital fights can hurt your health- The styles of marital discord and what they say about a couple's true compatibility- What couples argue about and why- Surviving the early years of parenthood- Susceptibility to infidelity - how the temptation can be anticipated and avoidedNot least, this book will show that by understanding the science behind how and what they feel, couples can enhance and maintain the emotional health of their relationships, and work together to build a thriving marriage.


Author Notes

Tara Parker-Pope was the health writer for the Wall Street Journal and is currently writing for the New York Times .