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If you are a young couple looking to bond more, don't buy this book! My husband and I are newlyweds, so we bought this book to avoid major mistakes with our marriage. Well, my husband got a few pages into the first chapter and remarked that the author thinks a great deal of himself. I agreed, but I continued to read the book, since we already bought it, and I found the chapters to be full of negativity and anger. There only appears to be one ongoing conflict, and it involves an outdated situation of a housewife that nags incessantly at her husband over chores while verbally abusing her husband and spending his money. I can't relate to these situations, and I find many of the female perspectives in this book to be comically exaggerated stereotypes at best and dangerously ill informed at worst. 

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Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Zana - Goodreads

Recommended by our premarital counselor. I like that the book is research-based rather than an "expert" pontificating on his view of the world. That said, the research spans the past 30 years, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

Such a great book. The author makes the book interesting and interactive, but mostly exposes a lot of myths about marriage that are simply not true! I feel like I have a new mindset towards marriage ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beck - Goodreads

My fiancée and I read this together and determined that it was a little to soon to read. There was a lot of great info that would be great to keep in mind, but the overall tone and content felt like it was a book to save a marriage--and not to start one. Read full review

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User Review  - Garry Bartle - Goodreads

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This was a great marriage book. Written by someone who has studied marriages for over 20 years in a science like lab. The exercises at the end of each chapter are a great way to strengthen any marriage. Read full review

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User Review  - Alisha - Goodreads

Read this for a relationship course I took in college and loved it. I still reference back to it. Read full review

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