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Lies at the Altar: The Truth about Great Marriagesby Robin L Smith
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What??'s the most surprising truth about marriage? That you can have one With a firm grounding in psychology, and an expert speaker and counselor, Dr. Robin, as she is widely known, advises couples on how to best take the vows made in earnest and in innocence to a level where they can be used to build a happy, healthy, satisfying and long-lasting marriage. It will address couples who are planning marriage, are newly married, or who have been married for years. An example of her approach can be seen in the classic vow to unite in marriage forsaking all others. One partner may read this as a promise not to be adulterous, but another may see it as a promise to be solely and completely devoted to the partner, allowing little room for other existing friendships or bonds with family members. Clear communication about the expectations and realities of each individual and of married life together is the key to a successful marriage. Dr. Robin will lead readers thru the process step by step. Her method is appropriate for those approaching their wedding day, or those celebrating an anniversary. Harville Hendrix??'s Getting the Love You Want is a classic in the field. Dr. Robin conveys the same positive message, with a woman??'s touch and a doctor??'s authority.
Smith, a psychologist, reveals how to turn vows made at the altar into realistic plans for a long and happy marriage.
In her bestselling book, Dr. Robin L. Smith reveals how to turn vows made at the altar into realistic plans for a long and happy marriage. For those who are about to walk down the aisle, for those who are already married, and for those contemplating a deeper commitment, Dr. Robin Smith's Lies at the Altar addresses the unspoken needs, unasked questions, outrageous expectations, and hidden agendas that damage relationships. By examining traditional, nondenominational wedding vows, Dr. Robin shows how to use them to build a happy, healthy, satisfying, and long-lasting marriage--the kind of marriage many of us have never even imagined. With moving stories and personal anecdotes, Dr. Robin reveals why it's vital to keep one's eyes wide open in a marriage; how to write rules to live by; and why it's never too late to rewrite wedding vows. Especially useful are her 276 Questions to Ask Before You Marry, which will open new lines of communication and help couples to create their own Truth--the secret ingredient to any great marriage.
In this "New York Times" bestseller, a psychologist reveals how to turn vows made at the altar into realistic plans for a long and happy marriage.
About the Author
Dr. Robin Smith is a licensed psychologist, television personality and author, who appears regularly as an expert for The Oprah Winfrey Show. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Smith teaches as an adjunct professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in Philadelphia.
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