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Take Back Your Marriage, Second Edition
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Introduction
1. Take Back Your Marriage
2. Resisting Consumer Marriage
3. Don't Lose Your Marriage to Your Kids
4. Take Back Time for Your Marriage
5. Resist Family and Friends Who Would Undermine Your Marriage
6. Resist Therapists Who Threaten Your Marriage
7. Preventing Unnecessary Divorce
8. Intentional Marriage: Connection Rituals in Everyday Life
9. Intentional Marriage: Love Rituals
10. Intentional Marriage: Anniversaries and Other Special Occasions
11. Every Marriage Supported by a Community
12. Taking Action for Your Marriage

About the Author

William J. Doherty, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project at the University of Minnesota, and a practicing marriage and family therapist. Past president of the National Council on Family Relations, he received the Council's Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education. Dr. Doherty is the author of numerous books for professionals and general readers. Married since 1971, he has two grown children and four grandchildren.

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"Dr. Doherty presents a unique and impassioned analysis of how our consumer culture erodes our dream of having the lasting union that we want so much. His practical suggestions for rituals that restore love and commitment are immediately applicable and alone are worth the price of admission. My son said, 'This book changed my life!' I suspect you, the reader, will say the same."--Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up

"I love this book--it's a real eye-opener. Dr. Doherty shows how many of us ignore and take for granted what can be the most important aspects of our lives. Take Back Your Marriage teaches us how to prevent circumstances (or kids, work, community, in-laws) from hijacking our precious love lives without our consent."--John M. Gottman, PhD, author of What Makes Love Last?

"With his usual pragmatic good sense and down-to-earth wisdom, Dr. Doherty reassures us that we can face the 'core challenge of our time'--how to make a loving, long-term marriage work. He lays out an intentional path to lasting love with elegance and persuasiveness. This is a message that we all need to hear."--Sue Johnson, EdD, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

"This book offers wise and timely advice on marriage from one of America's favorite therapists."--Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia and Another Country

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