30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted
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  • Product Code: 82232
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-223-2
  • Pages: 232
  • 1 Paperback
  • Size: 5.50 x 8.50


Couples can make love last, says psychotherapist and clinical social worker Marcia Naomi Berger. They just need to learn how. Her prescription is deceptively simple: have an interruption-free thirty-minute (or even shorter) meeting each week and follow an agenda that includes the kind of appreciation and planning for fun that foster intimacy and pave the way for collaborative conflict resolution. With this book, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate and connect with your spouse each week, and for a lifetime, with step-by-step guidelines that walk you through the four parts of a marriage meeting: expressing appreciation, coordinating chores, planning for good times, and resolving problems. Inspiring real-life stories demonstrate how transformative these brief meetings can be. The communication tips and techniques Berger has gleaned from helping hundreds of couples will guide you toward a deeper, more lasting love.


“Gives couples what we all long for: a simple way to connect lovingly every week, grow in intimacy, and smoothly handle whatever comes up.”
Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction

“The perfect book for the twenty-first-century marriage. A practical, easy way to increase intimacy, romance, and teamwork and resolve conflicts more smoothly.”
Susan Page, author of How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together

“A clear, well-organized, and easy-to-use book that will lead to a satisfying marriage. This could be the best investment for happiness you’ll ever make!”
Jon Carlson, PsyD, EDD, distinguished professor, Governors State University

“Marcia Naomi Berger has nailed the essentials required for growing a great marriage....I am grateful to her for writing this book because I now have a practical, inspirational guide to recommend to my students and marriage-counseling clients.”
— from the foreword by Linda Bloom, coauthor of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married