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Getting Together and Staying Together: Solving the Mystery of Marriage

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The facts are nothing short of startling--no matter how many people seem to walk down the aisle, the divorce rate in America is at a record high. What's the secret to getting into a happy marriage and, even more important, staying in one? Now world-renowed psychiatrist Dr. William Glasser and his wife, Carleen Glasser, update their classic guide to successful marriages, St ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 1st 2000)
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Sam Dye
Revolutionary approach to relationships that has grown out of his work on reality and choice therapy. Couples "in extremis" or just in need of a tune up can definitely benefit. Fits well with Patricia Evans analysis of the abusive male, but is focused on how to develop a productive relationship. I read this book 10 years ago and remembered it, reread it and passed it on to a couple in trouble. Her comment after I had read some passages was "I like this guy". He and Carlene put in their own needs ...more
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هرچند که حس خوبی به نویسنده و مترجم نداشتم و حس می‌کردم هر دو به شدت بازاری‌اند - و این آقای مترجم با این همه ادعا بهتره بره یه دوره املا یاد بگیره - ولی کتاب بدی نبود. به هر حال کتابای این چنینی رو نمی‌شه براشون صدق و کذب تعیین کرد. نمی‌دونم چرا نمی‌تونم داستان محوری کتاب رو باور کنم. به هر حال، راهکارهای خوبی ارائه داد. قسمتی که درمورد انتخاب نکردنِ افسردگی و درماندگی صحبت کرده بود برام الهام‌برانگیز بود. تأکیدش روی گفتگو هم خوب بود. راهکاری که برای تبیین میزان نیازهای اساسی داده بود؛ نیم‌رخ‌ه ...more
The Glassers say that the reason our friendships are so much more successful than our marriages is that we offer our friends choices at times when we would try to control our marital partners. They say the most successful relationships are the one where the relationship partners find something they're all interested in working on, and join in creative projects together around those interests.
Pretty good... makes me look at things differently. Don't agree with everything - too scientific and surface at times but the theories are good and I like his 7 bad habits and 7 good ones - makes sense!! Listen, support, encourage and appreciate over nag, complain, blame and criticize people in your life...
I mean, what the hell? Yes, marriage is hard and we are supposed to work hard to keep it (spicy). But having five different relationships during your marriage?

Can somebody tell me I got it all wrong, please?
I liked this book so much I am now reading Choice Theory by the same author.

This book was really interesting and quick read. I have read other book by Dr. Glasser and this one by far seemed to have stuck with me the most. In fact I think I'm going to ask my boyfriend of 12 years to do the profile scores to see how much of a match we truly are. We would also be able to see the differences that would need to be addressed. Really good book and will recommend it to my clients in the future.
This was a good book, however it's more geared towards couples rather than professionals (I was reading it for work because I'd like to use choice theory in my couples counseling sessions). I still recommend it but if you're looking for something as a clinician, you'll probably want something more along the lines of a text book.
Missy Bowen simmons
Probably the best and most helpful of all Bill's books.

I am luck to know that we can have a happy marriage by avoiding deadly seven habits.
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