Take Back Your Marriage

by William Doherty

Price: $16.95

Paperback: 199 pages Publisher: The Guilford Press (July 25, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4625-0367-4 Product Dimensions: 8.93 x 6.04 x 53 inches
From renowned family therapist William Doherty, this book helps pinpoint hidden marital problems and take positive steps to stay close, cultivate gratitude and develop relationship rituals that stand the test of time.  You'll learn to break free of such common traps as confusing desires with needs, applying the trade-in-the-old-model consumer mentality to your spouse, or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time partners. Whether you're a young couple who wants to hold tight to happily-ever-after, or longtime marrieds on the brink of a breakup, you can fight back to restore a marriage worth saving. This book shows how.

Review Quotes:
"If your goal is to stay married and make it work, you definitely must read this wonderful and eminently useful book. Thank you, Bill Doherty!"--Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of "The Dance of Connection"

"This book should be required reading for all married couples, and even for those engaged or considering marriage so the many pitfalls and misconceptions so prevalent today can be hopefully avoided." - Robert Gray, NJ

"This book single-handedly turned my marriage around. After many long months of soul-searching and analyzing my marriage, my life, and what I wanted, I stumbled upon this book at the library. Boy, did it open my eyes! Doherty outlines how our society undermines marriages today and how we truly must take back our marriage from the hostile consumer culture. He made me relize that we can't just consider what WE want personally, but rather what is best for the mariiage-- there's you and me and then there's the MARRIAGE -- three separate entities. This book should be required reading for couples before they tie the knot. We'd probably end up with far fewer divorces. And for anyone who is already in a failing marriage. I highly recommend reading this book. It just may change your thinking... I know it did mine." - Midwest Book Lover, Ohio
"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?"


Biographical Note:
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.

The ToDo Institute also recommends Deliberate Love and Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection.



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