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Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage

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Applying the methods and ideas espoused in his popular book Choice Theory, world-renowned psychiatrist and relationship expert Dr. William Glasser, along with his wife, Carleen, offers a practical guide to an enduring, satisfying, successful marriage. Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage showcases eight real-life histories of troubled couples and presents simple, practical ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published July 1st 2007)
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Another wonderful book from Dr. Glasser. This book applies Choice Theory directly to marriage and gives some good insight into utilizing Choice Theory in daily marital life as well as in some common sticky situations that arise in even the best relationships. This book separated many of the key elements into lessons with a question at the end that you can ask of yourself or your spouse. I found this helpful as it is a question you can ask yourself each day as a reminder and a mindfulness exercis ...more
Sam Dye
This is one of the most conceptually solid books on a critical subject. It is an excellent and quick read. Any book by William Glasser will be based on choice theory and be practical and honest. There are answers here to all the serious problems in marriage and relationships. Every couple or individual considering a relationship will be well advised to read this book.
Quick read! Lots of good ideas to help you realize that our life is about our choices and how we can learn to make choices and negotiations together as a couple.

This book was particularly interesting because it applied the choice theory strictly to married couples situations. It is important that we remember that when we apply choice theory to our relationships it allows us to be able to feel freedom which is one of the five needs in life. By recognizing these factors we are able to find ways to improve our lives. A great read and it was quick to work through and it brought up many great topics to be discussed with any partner!
Tamara Passey
Yes - I know, another marriage book! Short book. Interesting concepts like how external control can damage a marriage. They describe seven deadly habits replacing them with seven supportive habits like support, encourage, listen, accept, trust. We choose our behavior and understanding each other's quality worlds was interesting. One side note, there are real couple stories/examples throughout the book and I thought a few were too explicit.
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اكثر شي اعجبني بالكتاب شغلتين، 1- حلو ان كل واحد من الزوجين ما يتدخل في الثاني ويسيطر عليه لان لو سيطر احد الطرفين عالثاني ماراح يكون فيه راحه 2- لو صار مشكله بين الزوجين بدال ما كل احد يلوم الثاني يحاول كل واحد يصلح اخطائه ويعيش حياته وينبسط ولا يتنكد ولا ينتظر الطرف الثاني يتغير لانه راح يتعب لو صار كذا

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“Le hemos enseñado a mucha gente lo que estamos tratando de enseñarles a ustedes en este libro, y esas personas se sienten mucho más felices después de haber escuchado estos consejos. Les aconsejamos a usted y a su pareja que no sólo lean estos consejos. Revísenlos uno por uno cuidadosamente y piensen cómo podrían ponerlos en práctica en su relación. Ya que sólo pueden controlar su propio comportamiento y ese comportamiento está siendo controlado por las necesidades que ustedes tienen, la pregunta que les deja esta sección es: ¿Cuán compatible es la manera en que usted está intentando satisfacer sus necesidades básicas comparada con la manera en que su pareja intenta satisfacer las suyas?” 0 likes
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