101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last

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New World Library, Sep 24, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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With the divorce rate soaring at a dizzying 60 percent, young couples and experienced partners may lack the skills and understanding to sustain a committed relationship. Linda and Charlie Bloom present 101 nuggets of wisdom that deliver practical guidance and make it clear that regardless of past experience anyone can develop the basic strengths, skills, and capacities needed for a great relationship. Each lesson is presented as a simple, one-sentence thought followed by an explanation using real-life examples. This book demonstrates how couples can enrich their own relationships by working through love's challenges.
 

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101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last

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Marriage counselors and first-time authors, the Blooms nearly called their union quits in 1987; their anecdotes reflect the "acceptance, gratitude, and appreciation" that they employed to save it ... Read full review

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I just gave this book as a gift to a friend who's getting married. Excellent advice here and an easy-to-read format. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most
Commitment isnt a prison its a means to greater freedom
Your primary relationship is with your partner not your
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a spouse
54 The cheap thrill you get from putting down your
Even the tiniest spark can reignite the fire of love 149
A successful marriage has more to do with how you deal
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right than on what your partner did to make things
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Generosity of spirit is the foundation of great

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Charlie and Linda Bloom are both psychotherapists with more than fifty-five years of combined experience in relationship counseling. Both have taught at various psychotherapy training facilities, including the Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, The California Institute for Integral Studies, The Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, JFK University, and University of California-Berkeley. In 1987 they founded the Empowerment Network, an organization offering seminars to individuals and couples on improving relationships. They currently offer fifty different workshops on various relationship issues and their work has improved the lives of thousands of people around the world. In spite of their professional success, Charlie and Linda both agree that their greatest achievement has been a fulfilling marriage of thirty-one years. The Blooms live in Northern California and their website is www.bloomwork.com.

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