Thursday, August 1, 2013

Audio Book - Making Marriage Simple: 10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

I guess I'm around the age now when some of the couples whose weddings I attended in my 20s are now separating or divorcing. It's sad to hear about, and even more sad when there are young children.

So, I've been thinking more about marriage and what makes it work, especially after the honeymoon period inevitably ends. And maybe not just work, because lots of unhappy couples stay together, but what makes it work so that both people and the relationship are thriving.

I read Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix about six or seven years ago. It was a challenging and sobering read about how we walk around relationally wounded, but how some of that wounding can be healed in relationship. The book also talked about how we are responsible for communicating what we want and need.

Well, this audio book is like Getting the Love You Want Abridged Light version. It goes over communication and how marriage requires work, awareness, and self-care. It's a pretty good introduction to the meat of Getting the Love You Want, but it's definitely not a substitute.

If you're looking for something about relationships, I would recommend you start with Getting the Love You Want instead of this one.

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