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Love in the Present Tense: How to Have a High Intimacy, Low Maintenance Marriage
Drawing on their expertise on personal growth in the workplace and from their experience with couples in their popular workshops, Morrie and Arleah Shechtman present a new approach that challenges common notions about what makes a good marriage work. They recognize that myths about marriage often lead people to aim for unrealistic ideals. Examining eight myths about relati ...more
ebook, 196 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Bull Publishing Company
(first published March 1st 2003)
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Some interesting and controversial ideas here. However, it did paint marriage as a very bland experience -- so practical it seemed pointless to even be married at all. For example, the concept of spending quality time together or having a quality chat for ten minutes per day being enough. Yes, that is a low-maintenance marriage. It also seems a joyless one. This book had some good ideas but failed to connect with me on a personal level.
Some good takeaways. An interesting approach to thinking about relationships. I am not sure how easy it will be to put any of it into practice as there is a lot of relating present situations back to familiar feelings you had in childhood. It seems a little impractical to do that by yourself without the help of a therapist.