What's Your Marriage?
• The Romantic Marriage: exciting, sensual memories of your first meeting radiate a glow over years.
• The Rescue Marriage: the healing that follows early emotional trauma becomes the central theme.
• The Companionate Marriage: commitment to careers seeks a balance with commitment to relationship and children.
• The Traditional Marriage: the woman takes charge of home and family while the man is the primary wage earner. Hundreds of books have been written about marriages that don't work. But what about the ones that do? Now Judith S. Wallerstein, bestselling author and leading relationships expert, reveals the natural stages of marriage and the nine tasks you must undertake to make a good marriage. As she introduces us to a number of ordinary yet fascinating couples, the intimate interiors of their lives, and the countless pressures they face in an age of divorce, you'll see how happy, lasting marriages are challenged and rebuilt every day-and how, whatever your marriage type, you and your partner can share a joyful, exhilarating, and fulfilling lifetime together.
Based on interviews with 50 happily married couples, this book examines the factors that allow relationships to succeed. (Oct.)