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How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It: Finding Love Beyond Words

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Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Loves and

Dr. Steven Stosnys How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness:

Love is not about better communication.

It's about connection.

You'll never get a closer relationship

with your man by talking to him like you

talk to one of your girlfriends.

Male emotions are like women's sexuality:

you can't be too direct too quickly.

There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines.

Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they has to act like a woman.

Talking makes women move closer;

it makes men move away.

The secret of the silent male is this:

his wife supplies the meaning in his life.

The stunning truth about love is that talking doesnt help.

Have you ever had this conversation with your spouse?

Wife: “Honey, we need to talk about us.”

Husband: “Do we have to?”

Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesnt bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart.

The reason for this is that underneath most couples fights, there is a biological difference at work. A womans vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a mans subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage cant happen through words.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that dont require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

About the Author

Patricia Love, Ed.D., is an acclaimed therapist and speaker and author of four books, including Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love. She has appeared on Oprah and Today and on CNN, and has contributed to many magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Self.

Steven Stosny, Ph.D., is a therapist who specializes in mens issues and has appeared on Oprah in two highly rated shows on men and marriage. He is the author of You Don't Have to Take It Anymore: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767923170
Subtitle:
Finding Love Beyond Words
Author:
Love, Patricia
Author:
Love, Patricia Edd
Author:
Patricia Love, Ed.D and Steven Stosny, Ph.D
Author:
Patricia Love Ed.D.
Author:
Love, Patricia Dr
Author:
Steven Stosny, PH.D
Author:
Stosny, Steven
Author:
Stosny, Steven Phd
Publisher:
Broadway
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Publication Date:
20070116
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.48x6.26x.86 in. 1.01 lbs.

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