Synopses & Reviews
Sharon A longtime family therapist with a successful Happy Guide for straight couples addresses the particular challenges that face gay couples. Gay couples of either gender will benefit from 20 inspiring and practical suggestions for long-lasting togetherness.
A long and happy committed relationship can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life--but it doesn't always come easily. In her work with gay couples, marriage and family therapist Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill has seen unique and complicated challenges due to pervasive acceptance issues and discrepancies between partners' "coming out" status. There are often feelings of isolation from families of origin, in workplaces, and other social environments, making a shared life together anything but simple at times. Couples can become bored, tired, frustrated, or even led astray from one another. And, for those not yet allowed to legally marry, there are critical issues and questions of how to meet normal safety and security needs over a couple's lifespan. The author of this guide has developed 20 inspiring and simple yet effective suggestions to help couples grow together in mutual admiration, support, and respect--and rekindle their love. When you apply these suggestions in your daily life, you and your partner will look at each other and your shared life in a different light--one that will bring years of great happiness and fulfillment.
A long and happy marriage can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life- but is doesn’t always come easily. Couples may become bored, tired, frustrated, or even led astray from one another on the long road to marital bliss. Marriage and family therapist, Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill, believes totally in the importance of good and loving marriage and all the challenges and joys that come with it. She has distilled what she has learned from years of couples and family therapy into twenty highly useful and inspiring suggested that help couples rekindle their love for each other and keep them growing together as soul mates through mutual admiration, support, and respect. The inspiring thoughts and suggestions in this book are simple yet effective. When you make them part of your daily married life, you and your spouse will look at each other in a different light- one that will bring years of great happiness and fulfillment.
A long and happy committed relationship can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life—but it doesn’t always come easily. Couples can become bored, tired, frustrated, or led astray from one another. Marriage and family therapist Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill has developed a guide of inspiring and simple, yet effective suggestions, to help couples grow together and stay connected through the inevitable storms they must weather. This is a perfect gift for a wedding or commitment ceremony.
Edge on the Net in their review says: All in all, "A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage: Gay Edition" is cute and straight to the point. After reading it, I felt like I was at the end of a counseling session and my therapist was telling my spouse and I things we could do to improve our floundering relationship. While the advice is nothing profound, she offers fun tips to bear in mind while in a committed relationship. The book is relevant for all long-term relationships even if marriage is not a possibility or desire.
About the Author
Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill, Ed.S., LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has always been obsessed with how and why relationships last. She has worked for over 30 years, both in private practice and the corporate setting, helping her clients to examine assumptions, think creatively, and build upon strengths. O'Neill holds three degrees in psychology, is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT, and maintains a private practice in Westchester County, New York. She is often called on as an expert by a variety of print/online publications, including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.