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Should We Stay Together A Scientifically Proven Method for Evaluating Your Relationship and Improving Its Chances for Long-Term Success

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ISBN-10: 0787951447

ISBN-13: 9780787951443

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jeffry H. Larson

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Description:

This series of easy-to-take and revealing self-tests enable any couple to predict their potential marital satisfaction before marriage.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Myths About Preparing for Marriage
Myths: What Are They?
Debunking the Myths
Moving Beyond the Myths: What We Know
The Marriage Triangle: Three Factors That Predict Your Future Marital Satisfaction
Personal and Relationship Contexts
Individual Traits
Couple Traits
Assessment and the Marriage Triangle
The Marriage Triangle, Factor 1: Your Personal and Relationship Contexts
Family-of-Origin Influences
Personal Context
Relationship Contexts
External and Internal Pressures: What Are They?
An Overview of All Contextual Factors
Evaluating Your Own Test Results
Recommendations
The Marriage Triangle, Factor 2: Your Individual Traits
Personality Traits Related to Marital Satisfaction
Dysfunctional Beliefs Related to Marital Dissatisfaction
Scoring and Interpretation Guidelines: Individual Traits
Dysfunctional Beliefs That Influence Marital Satisfaction
The Marriage Triangle, Factor 3: Your Couple Traits
Couple Communication Assessment
The Importance of Similarities
The Importance of Acquaintanceship
Living Together
Premarital Sex and Pregnancy
The Importance of Communication
Evaluating Your Own Test Results
Your Own Personal Marriage Triangle: Putting the Three Factors Together
Using the Summary Sheet
Completing Your Own Summary Sheet
Whom and When Not to Marry!
Types to Avoid
Red Light Indicators
Other Resources for Marriage Preparation
Context Resources
Individual Traits Resources
Couple Traits Resources
In Conclusion
Notes
The Author