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What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married
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About The Book
Although marriage is for grown-ups, very few of us are grown up when we marry. Here, the bestselling author of Suddenly Sixty and Necessary Losses presents her life-affirming perspective on the joys, heartaches, difficulties, and possibilities of a grown-up marriage -- and no, that's not an oxymoron!
Featuring interviews with married women and men, the findings of couples therapists, the truths offered by literature and movies, and a bemused exploration of her own marriage, Judith Viorst illuminates the issues couples struggle with from "I do" through "till death do us part." Examining marital rivalry, marital manners, marital sex (extramarital, too), marital fighting and apologies, what kids do for (and to) marriage, and the boredom and bliss of everyday married life, Viorst leaves no marital stone unturned. From the early years when we wonder "Who is this person?" and "What am I doing here?" to the realities of divorce, remarriage, and growing older (and old) together, Viorst offers insights and advice with honesty, humanity, and humor -- all the while recognizing how tough it is to be married and, when it works, how very precious it can be.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 3, 2004)
- Length: 304 pages
- ISBN13: 9780743210812
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Raves and Reviews
The Washington Post Plenty of news-they-can-use for those wondering just why in the world matrimony is so damn difficult.
Publishers Weekly Viorst's comprehensive exploration of all things nuptial should be required reading for any betrothed who doesn't have a plainspeaking veteran to give the lowdown on what happens when the honeymoon is over.
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