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Love Busters : Overcoming Habits That Destroy Romantic Love

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9780800718077

ISBN10:
0800718070
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Revell

Summary

How spouses affect each other has a tremendous bearing on the success and failure of marriage. In Love Busters, Willard F. Harley, Jr., helps couples identify and overcome the most common habits that destroy the feeling of love. With his guidance, they will be able to avoid behavior that tears a marriage apart and focus instead on building their love for each other. This new edition expands on six love busters (versus five in the previous edition), including: selfish demands, disrespectful judgments, angry outbursts, dishonesty, annoying habits, and thoughtless behavior. Harley also explains how to resolve various marital conflicts, such as career choices and financial planning. Insightful material from Harley's book, Give and Take, is now included in Love Busters, as well as discussion questions that help couples apply the principles in the book to their marriage. With readers now enjoying the anniversary edition of His Needs, Her Needs and the newly released Fall in Love, Stay in Love, it's the perfect time for an updated version of Love Busters to round out their collection. This important book both expands on foundational concepts found in Fall in Love, Stay in Love and shows readers how to maintain the love that His Needs, Her Needs taught them to build.

Author Biography

Nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D., is the author of many books on marriage. Dr. Harley lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with Joyce, his wife of nearly forty years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(6)
Part 1 Setting the Stage
How Love Busters Can Wreck a Marriage
13(18)
What Is Marital Abuse? And Why Are We Tempted to Be Abusive?
31(18)
Part 2 The Six Love Busters
Selfish Demands: Who Wants to Live with a Dictator?
49(15)
Disrespectful Judgments: Who Wants to Live with a Critic?
64(19)
Angry Outbursts: Who Wants to Live with a Time Bomb?
83(23)
Dishonesty: Who Wants to Live with a Liar?
106(26)
Annoying Habits: Who Wants to Live with a Dripping Faucet?
132(16)
Independent Behavior: Who Wants to Live with an Inconsiderate Jerk?
148(15)
Part 3 Resolving Marital Conflicts
Resolving Conflicts over Friends and Relatives
163(14)
Resolving Conflicts over Career Choices
177(16)
Resolving Conflicts over Financial Planning
193(15)
Resolving Conflicts over Children
208(15)
Resolving Conflicts over Sex
223(17)
Resolving Love after Drug or Alcohol Addition
240(14)
Restoring Love after Infidelity
254(13)
Bonus Chapters
Building Romantic Love with Care
267(9)
Building Romantic Love with Time
276


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