Your Guide To A Happy, Modern Marriage.
An in-depth look at what makes a twenty-first century marriage work: why people get married, how they stay married, and what the secrets are to having a happy marriage.
By rights marriage should be a dying institution. It's no longer legally necessary or morally required and high divorce rates have made cynics of us all. Yet marriage still retains its mysterious allure and in 2004 over 100 000 couples in Australia alone got hitched.
So if we are going to keep on doing it, how do we do it right? Sharon Aris talks to marriage experts and married couples about what they're doing right, what they've done wrong and how they make it work. She gets into their beds and into their bank accounts and shares the low-down on the fights, the negotiations and the making up, and proves that you can be happy and happily married.
Combines loads of real life case studies with the very latest local and international research to look at what really happens within a marriage - like sex, or the lack of it, what happens when the 'sickness' in 'in sickness and health' raises its ugly head, as well as all the outside influences that can impact on your nuptial happiness, including the marriage breakpoint trifecta - money, work, and baby makes three, or four, or five . . .
Loaded with information, commonsense advice and some facts that might surprise you, 'Being Married' is the survival guide for the twenty-first century marriage. Because at the end of the day, despite all the negative press, divorce horror stories and effort involved, marriage is a good thing. It makes us happy.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2005
- 202 x 138mm