12 Hours to a Great Marriage : A Step-by-Step Guide for Making Love Last

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-13
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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For the past twenty-five years, the internationally renowned marital researchers from the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver have been helping couples around the globe replace loneliness with connection, frustration with understanding, fear with confidence, instability with commitment, revenge with forgiveness, and monotony with passion. Their program is called PREPĀ®, short for the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program, and it's been so successful that its creators have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and 20/20, and its benefits have been documented in The New York Times, USA Today, Womans Day, and Redbook.Until now the only way you could experience this winning twelve-hour program was to attend a weekend workshop. But now, with 12 Hours to a Great Marriage, you can discover the simple, effective strategies that have helped thousands of couples- happily married, having issues, or planning to marry- to develop and protect their love, easily and at your own pace. Each chapter covers one of the key ingredients of the program, like Being Best Friends, Having Fun Together, and Protecting and enhancing Your Love Life, and shows you how to take the steps that research shows are the basis for a long-term, healthy, loving marriage. By practicing the simple skills, taking the thought-provoking self-tests, doing the fun and innovative exercises, and reading real-life couples' inspiring and informative stories, you'll find that in twelve short hours you'll be well on your way to having that great marriage you've always dreamed of.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Stepping Up to the Platep. 1
Getting to First
Taking a Positive Attitudep. 19
Simple Techniques for Talking Safely and Clearlyp. 43
Handling Your Issuesp. 63
Solving Your Problemsp. 83
Great Ground Rules for a Great Relationshipp. 107
Reaching Second
Having Funp. 125
Enhancing Your Love Lifep. 143
Sharing Values and Core Beliefsp. 163
Rounding Third
Meeting Expectationsp. 185
Forgivingp. 205
Safe at Home
Being Friendsp. 227
Making the Commitmentp. 243
Epilogue: Keeping the Program in Playp. 263
Getting More Help When There Are Serious Problemsp. 265
Resources and Trainingp. 269
Selected Research and Referencesp. 271
About the Authorsp. 277
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