Fun? But We're Married! : A Wise and Witty Guide to a Lasting Marriage

Full Title Fun? But We're Married! : A Wise and Witty Guide to a Lasting Marriage
ISBN 1893732029
ISBN13 9781893732025
Publisher Sorin Books, U.S.
Authors Lois Leiderman Davitz
Joel R. Davitz

Marriages that last may be back in style, but no one thinks that they come easily.

Only folks who take marriage as seriously as this scholarly husband and wife team would suggest that the real key to a lasting marriage is having fun together. They also insist that more communication is not always better, that you can be just too sensitive, that your marriage can survive a few good fights (if you know the rules), and that getting out of sync is not necessarily fatal.

These insights are among many that they back up with their experience of over 50 years of life together and almost as many years of research into why some marriages last and why others fold.

Drawing on their own life story they provide a witty and wise guide for those about to marry, those who are experiencing their own stumbling blacks, and those who want to look back with the perspective of years and a touch of laughter.

For every reader there is a non-threatening questionnaire that is designed to helpful -- and fun.

About the Authors:

Lois Leiderman and Joel Davitz were married on September 8, 1945 at the United States Naval Base on St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where Joel trained to serve as a naval pilot during World War II.

Both worked for more than 30 years at Teachers College, Columbia University, where Joel served as a professor of psychology and education and as the Chair of Clinical Psychology. Lois worked as a research associate in psychology and education.

The Davitzes began studying the factors that make relationships flourish or fail in the mid-1960s after several friends endured divorces. They have collaborated on 17 books focusing on relationships between couples and families, including Swing in Sync: Men and Women in Love, and Making It: 40 and Beyond - Surviving the Mid-Life Crisis.

In addition to their writing, they also collaborate on portrait paintings, having sold over 1,000 pieces of their joint work at weekend art shows.

Joel Davitz and Lois Leiderman Davitz have two grown sons and three grandchildren. They live in Somers, New York.

Dimensions 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)
Subjects Marriage
Marriage - Psychological Aspects
Marriage - General & Miscellaneous
Relationships - Interpersonal


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