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MINUTES A WEEK TO A MORE FULFILLING RELATIONSHIP

Couples can make love last, says psychotherapist and clinical social worker Marcia Naomi Berger. They just need to learn how. Her prescription is deceptively simple: have an interruption-free 30-minute or shorter, gentle conversation each week, and follow an agenda that includes the kind of appreciation and planning for fun that foster intimacy and pave the way for collaborative conflict resolution. With this book, you'll learn how to communicate and connect with your spouse each week effectively, and for a lifetime, with practical tips to walk you through the four parts of a marriage meeting: expressing appreciation, coordinating chores, planning for good times, and resolving problems. 

Inspiring real-life stories demonstrate how transformative these meetings can be. The communication techniques Berger has gleaned from helping hundreds of couples will guide you toward a more vibrant, lasting love.

The downloadable PDF included with this audiobook is a step-by-step guide to hold a successful marriage meeting. Berger and her husband have been married for over 30 years. She gives major credit to their weekly marriage meeting for their lasting happiness.

"The perfect book for the twenty-first-century marriage. A practical, easy way to increase intimacy, romance, and teamwork and resolve conflicts more smoothly." (Susan Page, author of How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Marcia Naomi Berger (P)2020 Marcia Naomi Berger

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So relevant

I love the idea that lies at the heart of this book: that the same conscious and intentional effort that we expect to put into other endeavors,e.g. our careers, can also lead to success in marriage and other relationships. I also am a fan of the idea, also an underlying assumption of this book,that knowledge and skills can be acquired to nurture a relationship: it is unsafe to assume either that one was born with these skills or learned them by osmosis. Like most skills, mastery requires some patience and practice. In particular the communications skills could enhance any important relationship and are clearly and simply explained. The narrator has good flow and leads the listener easily through the chapters.

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Wonderfully helpful!

I really love this book! It’s the most practical book about marriage and all kinds of relationships that I have read to date.

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Recommended listening

I highly recommend this audiobook! It lays out clear, easy to follow guidelines on conducting weekly meetings to improve your relationship with your spouse or partner. The book is fairly short, a little over 5 hours. It shows how a half hour meeting a week of communication and negotiation goes a long way in heading off resentment and grudges. In addition, by showing appreciation for each other and planning time together you can further enhance your relationship.

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beautiful book, clear to follow and great narrator

beautiful, clear to follow and great narrator I would recommend to anyone married or not.

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Inspirational and practical

My wife and I follow this books advice and it has enriched our marriage greatly.

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Perfect gift for newly engaged couples

Clergy doing pre-marriage counseling and weddings would do well to include this book or audio book of Marriage Meetings in their handouts for the about to be married. This is not a psycho-babble self help book. Berger does a service to couples by providing the scaffolding for reflecting on issues that all couples end up facing. The fun and clear ideas provide wonderful opportunities to help couples become partners and stay good friends. Giving this as a gift to newly weds would definitely cut down on the unpleasant surprises marriage can bring. Additionally, Berger publishes free articles regulary free on line that are thoughtful and fun to add to couples’ happiness skillsets. This is also the ideal wedding shower gift. And it would be a great party favor to give out at baby showers and can even be a source of games. Of course this book is also great for anniversaries and ongoing relationships.

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Warm, Professional, and Down-to-Earth

I love this audiobook because it tells us exactly how to hold a marriage meeting. My husband and I hold these meetings. We follow clear guidelines and use the four-part agenda. Oh, and the communication techniques that the book describes in detail go a long way to keeping our meetings upbeat and positive. We've been married for over 30 years. Our weekly meetings usually last only 15 to 20 minutes now. That's a small investment in time for keeping us connected for teamwork, intimacy, and romance.