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Claire Vande Polder
Making Marriage Happy: Hard-Won Wisdom from Real Couples
Why are some couples happy when so many others are not? Is it just the luck of the draw? Or do happy couples actually do things that make their happiness possible? In this lively, encouraging, and occasionally irreverent book, author Claire Vande Polder interviewed real couples in happy marriages to learn what they do to make it work. What she discovered is collected here in short, readable segments on topics from romance to "roommate issues" like housekeeping and chores, conflict, money, life changes, gift giving, when to seek professional help, and more. And since the identities of those interviewed were kept anonymous, they felt free to dish on intimate truths through confessions, advice, and stories that readers will find both entertaining and inspirational. Whether you're newly engaged, in a long-term relationship, or celebrating decades of wedded bliss, there's something here for everyone. "Making Marriage Happy" is a collection of hard-won wisdom from real people, a fresh and often-funny take on the joys and challenges of being in it for the long haul.