Nothing short of amazing, February 9, 2007
By S. D. Haltzman (Rhode Island)
This is an extraordinary book. The authors have done a fantastic
job of synthesizing material from research and thought leaders
in the marriage movement and put it into a readable, encouraging
and hopeful textbook that is chock full of useful information
and exercises for improving your marriage.
In addition to descriptions of the 7 stages, the book either
gives you ways to maintain the good (as in the first stage
of passion) or getting through the not-so-good phase (as in
the second stage when you wake up and realize that your marriage
is not all magic all the time). You can't rush though this
book though, since there's so much helpful information on
each page. Nice stories, too, of couples who were interviewed
for the project.
I'd recommend this book to couples who are either getting
married, are married, or are considering divorce. It should
be read many times over.
7 Stages a Joy to Read!, March 12, 2007
By Kim (Lawrenceville, GA)
This book is not rocket science, but does put the stages of
marriage back into perspective. It was a joy to read ad share
with my spouse!
Readable, delightful, accurate, informative and much more,
March 17, 2007
By John Matlock "Gunny" (Winnemucca, NV)
This is a very powerful book for anyone contemplating marriage
or thinking about the marriage in which they find themselves.
It is a forthright look at what marriage means, what is really
going to happen the various stages in which marriages go through.
To name just two, the wedded bliss of the first few months
or hopefully years is wonderful. But it's quite different
than the child rearing years are taking your (and her) time,
money, emotions and more.
Note that this is not a book for those who have already decided
on a divorce. If one party to the marriage has already decided
it is over, well it takes two to make a marriage, only one
to break it apart. As the book says, it is not a relationship
repair book, it's a book that will instead tell you about
relationships and how they change over time.
There's a neat quiz to tell you what stage your relationship
is in. I've just got to mention the first question and one
of it's four answers: 'If our relationship were an object,
it would be a:'
And answer d is: 'video game - push the button, a new
Love this book., May 12, 2007
By Laura Urbina "Laura Urbina" (Chicago, IL)
Easy read, filled with lots of useful information. Will recommend
to to any married couple.
The Seven Stages of Marriage, February 5, 2007
By Thomas Forst (Pa)
The Seven Stages of Marriage is a book that could make a difference
and should be shared. Shared with those:
* Planning Marriage
* Whose Marriage has Lost its Spark
* Planning to Remarry
* Facing an Empty Nest.
And Grandparents who want their children to have strong marriages.
I'm married over 27 years (Separated for 2) and the book has
it all. And reference info to help anyone with any issue.
I plan to buy copies for my kids, my brothers and sisters
Got an Answer to the 'Why', July 18, 2007
a pleasure meeting you during the Health Marriage Conference,
Friday, July 13th. I purchased your book, "The 7 Stages
of Marriage." It is a great investment. I've been
married for 10 years and could not find out what our problem
was. We've been to counseling several times and each time
I left feeling like I was not heard nor understood. I had
no idea that we are in the rebellion stage of marriage. That's
why we are experiencing the power trips and we were searching
to do things apart from each other. I finally got an answer
to the "why" and will begin to apply what I am learning. I
will continue reading the book and share it with other couples.