Harriet Lerner, PH.D., is one of our nations most loved and respected relationship experts. A renowned scholar on the psychology of women and family relationships, she is the author of "The New York Times" bestseller, "The Dance of Anger," and other acclaimed books that together have sold over six million copies. A clinical psychologist in private practice, Lerner is a distinguished speaker, consultant and workshop leader. She has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN, and NPR and she hosts the "Dance of Connection" blog on psychologytoday.com. She is also, with her sister, an award- winning children's book writer. She and her husband live in Lawrence, Kansas and have two grown sons.Following a unique format perfect for today's world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships."Marriage Rules" offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won't talk"/"She doesn't want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner's relationship to technology.) You'll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them upTalk straight and fight fairListen well as a spiritual practiceConnect with a distant partnerSurvive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- lawsFollow a 12-step program to overcome defensivenessKnow how and when to draw the lineTake back your marriage when things fall apart "Marriage Rules" is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that's required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.
"This is the marriage book we've been waiting for! It's packed with clearheaded counsel and small, doable steps that can turn a relationship around. I saw myself on almost every page, which led to a lot of head- nodding, laughing . . . and wincing! It's one of those rare conversation- starting books that you dog-ear, highlight, and read aloud to your partner at night." -Brene Brown, author of the best-selling book, "The Gifts of Imperfection "