Don’t panic. My marriage is not in trouble. But, this is an ebook that’s been in my iBooks library for quite some time. So, in my effort to start going through 1000+ books, I am finishing up on those I’ve started reading ages ago. What better time but now that I’m on sabbatical, right?
I know that doesn’t answer the question in your head- why do I even have this in my library???
The answer is plain curiosity! Honestly, that’s it. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to read up on how to make a marriage even more solid.
I stumbled upon this book while browsing through Oprah.com a long time ago. Here’s the link:
I’m not trying to squeeze doubt into anyone’s head. Instead, I would like to focus on what makes men happy in a marriage – happy enough not to stray. That is M. Gary Neuman’s objective as well. He is a marriage counselor who wrote a book to help empower women to build stronger relationships with their husbands. With that in mind, I got this book and started reading it until I got distracted with work and the usual daily grind.
It’s a must read, I believe. Especially for us in our 40’s with husbands hitting midlife crisis. My Hubby and I realized we were entering midlife crisis after some excruciating hours in a tattoo shop. Yup, we got inked! Got inked, then tried wakeboarding. I tried Poi Dancing but never gathered enough guts to try Fire Poi. That’s as brazen as we can get! But I digress.
What have I learned now that I’m half way done with the book? APPRECIATION goes a long, long way. That’s the most important concept in the book. It sounds so simple but I guess with a lot of our attention on responsibilities, issues, chores, kids, career, etc. – showing appreciation can be easily forgotten or put off for later.
There are more eye-openers in the book. Check out M. Gary Neuman’s website for the official overview and excerpts from the book.
This may not be what you want to think about on a Sunday. I think it’s apt though, since Sunday is family day. What can we wives do to strengthen our bond with our husbands today?