Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love

Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love

by Howard J. Markman (Author), Scott M. Stanley (Author), Susan L. Blumberg (Author)


The authors of this work examine strategies of their PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach for helping couples prevent marital distress and divorce. They reveal, for example, research that highlights the major difference between men and women in relationships, the way they fight and how shared commitment is essential for fair fighting between partners. At the end of each chapter, the authors provide engaging exercises for practicing new tactics for dealing with minor irritations or tough and sensitive issues.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: 2
Publisher: Jossey Bass
Published: 13 Mar 1996

ISBN 10: 0787902802
ISBN 13: 9780787902803

Media Reviews
To learn to fight right, couples can read books like Dr. Markman's Fighting for Your Marriage, which teach such skills as listening without criticizing or interrupting, setting ground rules for discussion, and scheduling meetings to talk about issues calmly. --Woman's Day

For martial therapists like me who give homework assignments to couples, Fighting for Your Marriage is a gift. And for those couples who want to work on their marriage without a therapist, it is a book I highly recommAnd. --Anna Beth Benningfield, president, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Fighting for Your Marriage offers the clarity couples need to understand how to change, plus wonderfully constructive and effective techniques for putting it into action. --Andrea Van Steenhouse, psychologist and talk show host, Denver

Here is a manual, a users guide for one of life's great adventures. Fighting for Your Marriage marks a turning point in relationship self-help books. It is essential reading for couples who care. --from the foreword by Dean S. Edell, M.D., medical journalist

Author Bio
HOWARD J. MARKMAN, Ph.D., noted marital expert, is co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver and specializes in research on the prediction and prevention of marital breakdown. SCOTT STANLEY, Ph.D., is co-director of the center and adjunct associate professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, and he specializes in research on marital commitment. SUSAN L. BLUMBERG, Ph.D., a psychologist who works with families and couples, has focused on training and research in the PREPTM approach.