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When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes. You dreamed that your marriage would be supremely happy. You never intended it to be miserable. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.” As you listen to Desperate Marriages, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning book Loving Solutions, you will learn how to recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive, better understand your spouse’s behavior, take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions, and make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse.

Also, learn what to do if your spouse is irresponsible, a workaholic, controlling, uncommunicative, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abusive, unfaithful, addicted to alcohol or drugs, or depressed.

©2011 Gary Chapman (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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  • Heather
  • NEWPORT COAST, CA, United States
  • 11-05-12

Excellent audiobook for distressed relationships

Would you consider the audio edition of Desperate Marriages to be better than the print version?

The content is relevant to contemporary relationships even if the stories included are dated. It covers a broad range of important topics and has helped my husband and I work through a few of our relational challenges. I'd definitely recommend it to others looking for a theraputic aid.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction to the material. I uncovered personal issues that I'd long since barried that were inhibiting my life and marriage. I had a stong reaction to one of the stories and after further investigation found out something that had happened to me as a child. Now I'm able to work on it and release it.

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It's a good starting point for any couple.

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  • debbie
  • MONTEREY, CA, United States
  • 11-29-11

very good advise for any marriage in trouble or no

This book deals with specific issues that married couples go through and gives wonderful, practical advice. It covers many situations that couples find themselves in. The book helps you find your way through these difficult passages in your marriage and also gives you advice on how to keep from getting back into them. This book appears to be useful only to marriages in crisis but I would say that it is a must read for anyone in or contemplating a marriage. Good advise and practical steps to take to renew your relationship.

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Excellent listen

Great advice and it's been working great so far to repair our marriage. I highly recommend it

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Great overall

The content was inspiring and practical. I enjoyed pretty much everything about this book. I believe it will be a game changer in my marriage. I love Gary Chapman's books. The narrator was excellent.

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  • LaToya
  • Mattapan, MA, United States
  • 12-15-13

Awesome Info

Would you consider the audio edition of Desperate Marriages to be better than the print version?

I downloaded the kindle book and bought the audio. I was able to highlight the key ideas and other stuff that I heard and wanted to retain.

Which character – as performed by Chris Fabry – was your favorite?

I enjoyed Chris Fabry's narration.

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Book was extremely helpful in highlighting areas in my marriage I needed to work on.

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this book saved my marraige

i loved it! i did not want to stop listening once i started. thank you for the inspiration.

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Nice narration, great examples!

A book that offers help for those who really want to try, instead of running from martial problems.

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Phenomenal Book!

Great book. I love Dr. Chapman!! This is a resource that I'll go back to again and again for vital insights and encouragement for my marriage.

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Get it!

Great book, good information. Very helpful. Will listen again & again to reinforce. Thanks Gary Chapman! Get this book. The end

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Very helpful and well explained

I really appreciate Gary Chapman and his books. this as others was very helpful in understanding several difficult situations. then there's the suggestions of how one might address such issues. I look forward to sharing the things I have learned here with others. keep up the good work !

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