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In Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships, Dr. Laura Schlessinger calls for a return to traditional courtship. Courtship allows couples and their families to get acquainted with each other over a longer period of time, and provides structure and guidelines for that important process. Schlessinger asks couples to take a long, hard look at the recurring problems in their marriages, both small and large, and doesn't hesitate to tell them what they are doing wrong and how they can fix it. This audiobook is an invaluable guide for all married couples and for single people who are struggling to find the right mate or escape a bad relationship. Acknowledging your stupid mistakes can be difficult, but with the help of this audiobook, you will learn how to correct them and how to find fulfillment, joy, and loving companionship in your most important relationship.
©2001 Dr. Laura C. Schlessinger; © and (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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No brainer ideas that we can forget

It's so refreshing to hear someone tell it like it is without worrying of "feelings" or loosing a book sale here and there. If you want actual marriage advice that will more than likely make you stop and go "I do that!" Than this is your book. If you want a marriage book that makes you a victim and helps you justify your position. This isn't the book for you.

I had a bad childhood and knew that my childhood effected my adult life. But this book makes you stop and realize that maybe you have more issues than you realized. That you are responsible for your happiness. Not your spouse. And how ridiculous I feel for thinking with my feelings all the time. One of my favorite things she said was that we have a responsibility to our marriage and our family (children) even if your "feelings" are hurt. And later in the book she said that feelings don't have an IQ. But you do. So who's winning? Oh man, my "feelings" of anger towards my husband may be justified but the way I handle it wasn't. I have a lot more culpability in our marriage than I thought. Can't wait to start her other book!

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Absolutely awful

How this lady had a doctorate and can be so stupid is beyond me. Some things she says have merit but the rest is utter nonsense. When she refers to putting your child in daycare as "modern abandonment," that was the straw that broke the camels back. Some people have no choice. That's the only way they can make money to support their families. Obviously we would prefer not to put our children in daycare. My daughter isn't in daycare yet but when I have to take her I don't want to feel guilty. No one should have that on their conscience.

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  • Daniel
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 12-16-12

Forgot to Rate this after reading, Need to now

What did you love best about 10 Stupid Things Couples Do To Mess Up Their Relationships?

Extremely entertaining, never got boring- showed other people this book.

What about Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s performance did you like?

Sass.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I read this a while ago, I can't remember specifically- I just know it changed my relationship.

Any additional comments?

Read with a skeptical mind. She makes a strong case for the conservatives.

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  • steve
  • kearny, NJ, United States
  • 06-09-10

A big disappointment

I was really looking forward to listening to this but to my dismay much of this was more about the author telling us to pray. Don't know why one needs religion in their life to be a "good or moral person" and in addition to that, I could've did without her personal opinions on abortion. With that said, there were a few good tips in it but sadly that good advice was too little too warrant any kind of positive review. And I could be crazy here, but if the book is titled "10 stupid things couples do to mess up their relationships" then shouldn't those 10 stupid things be clearly listed or stated within the audiobook?

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