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Real Love in Marriage The Truth about Finding Genuine Happiness Now and Forever

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ISBN-10: 1592403107

ISBN-13: 9781592403103

Edition: N/A

Authors: Greg Baer

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Why do more than half of all marriages end in divorce? And why is there so much unhappiness in the marriages that survive? Greg Baer offers the solutions for a long-lasting marriage in his anticipated follow-up to Real Love No matter how many wounds have been inflicted in a marriage, Greg Baer believes that they can be healed, giving both partners the sense of fulfillment and joy theyve always wanted. With practical anecdotes and exercises throughout, Baer shows you: * Why our spouses are not the root cause of how we feel and behave * The truth about why we get angry with our spouses and argue with them * How to eliminatenot just manageanger and conflict * How to identify what we need to…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction
The Great Secret: The Real Reason for Marriage Problems
Our Spouses Are Not the Cause of How We Feel and Behave
Real Love-The Essential Ingredient for Happiness and Success in Every Marriage
What We Use Without Enough Real Love-Imitation Love
What We Do Without Enough Love (Real or Imitation)-Getting and Protecting Behaviors
The Destructive Effect of Getting and Protecting
Exercises
The First Steps to Success in Marriage: When the Head Understands, the Heart Can Follow
Eliminating the Mystery of Human Behavior
Changing Our Feelings About Other People with a Knowledge of Getting and Protecting Behaviors
Eliminating Our Own Unproductive Feelings of Guilt
Overcoming the Frustration of Trying to Change Other People
Identifying What We Need to Change About Ourselves
The Law of Expectations
Exercise
Taking Action: Finding and Sharing Real Love
The Tale of the Wart King and the Wise Man
How to Recognize and Find Real Love: Truth[right arrow] Seen[right arrow] Accepted[right arrow] Loved
Telling the Truth About Yourself to Your Spouse
Telling the Truth About Yourself to People Other Than Your Spouse
The Power of Real Love
Sharing Real Love
Loving Acts
Exercises
The Great Wars: How to Eliminate Conflict from Your Marriage
Realize That It's Always About Real Love
Listen
Never Speak in Anger
Tell the Truth About Yourself
Tell the Truth About Your Partner
Recognize What You Really Want
Remember the Law of Choice
Determine How You and Your Partner Can Both Get What You Want
Refuse to Be in Conflict
Preventing Conflict
Mental Illness
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Other Contributors to Conflict
Exercises
The Unique Union: How Marriage Is Different from Other Relationships
The Expectations of Marriage: Natural but Deadly
The Real Purpose of Marriage
Exercise
Making It Work: The Power of Requests and Agreements
Realize That Real Love Is Always the Most Important Thing
Ask, Don't Demand
Make Requests Clear and Specific
Listen and Accept
Modify Your Requests When Necessary
Refusal of Your Request
Agreements and Expectations
Making Agreements
Exercises
Into the Lion's Mouth: Communicating Your Spouse's Mistakes
Why You Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When to Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When Not to Tell Your Partner the Truth
How to Tell Your Spouse the Truth About Himself or Herself
When Your Spouse Is Telling You the Truth About You
Exercise
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Sex in Marriage
Sex As a Form of Imitation Love
Great Sex in Marriage
The Physical Techniques of Great Sex
Resolving Conflicts About Sex
Infidelity
Exercises
When It's Over: Divorce
Understanding Divorce
Preventing Divorce
Making the Decision to Divorce
Making Decisions About Divorce in the Absence of Children
Responding to Divorce Initiated by Your Spouse
Talking About Your Divorce
What About the Children?
The Actual Divorce
After the Divorce
Exercises
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Acknowledgments
Index