Since 1994, the best-selling classic Fighting for Your Marriage has been the go-to reference for couples that want to enhance their marriage and prevent divorce. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition (which contains a new instructional DVD for couples) is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples who use the strategies of this proven approach are able to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.
The authors have included a wealth of proven, research-based techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.
Praise for Fighting for Your Marriage
"A divorce prevention society should be formed to place a copy of this book in every hotel room in this country. Every wife or husband struggling to stay married, especially happily married, should read this book."
—Maggie Gallagher, coauthor, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially
"I love this book! If you want to be happily, successfully married, buy it, master it, and it's all you'll ever need. While you're at it, buy a copy for every couple you love. You won't need one for your kids, they'll learn by watching you."
—Diane Sollee, founder and director, Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education
The authors of Fighting for Your Marriage have taken their classic by the same name and updated it with the latest research on technology's influence on relationships, the significance of divorce and single parenting, and the increasing prevalence of negotiation-based marriage. Markham (psychology, Univ. of Denver), Scott M. Stanley (A Lasting Promise), and director Susan L. Blumberg (Interpersonal Communication Options, Denver) are supporters of the Smart Marriages movement and base their teaching on the PREP method (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program), an empirically based marriage-education program noted by the National Institute of Health. The authors provide an encyclopedia-like wealth of information, from escaping destructive patterns to controlling conflict to playing together. No one can doubt the quality of the information contained here, but it is most helpful for couples working together, marriage counselors planning programs, or others in a group setting. (DVD not seen.)