The Seven Marriages of Your Marriage: How Couples Can Make Love Last by Understanding and Managing..

Mel Krantzler, Author, Patricia Biondi Krantzler, Author
Mel Krantzler, Author, Patricia Biondi Krantzler, Author HarperOne $18 (249p) ISBN 978-0-06-250633-7
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The Kranzlers, California psychologists who are married to each other, describe the seven stages (``marriages'') of married life in this Passages for married couples. They take readers from the initial ``Movie-Marriage-in-Your-Mind'' stage (characterized by the ``clash of expectations with reality'') through career-building, child-raising, middle-age and retirement stages to the final ``After-Death Marriage'' of the surviving spouse. Along the way they point out the threats to mutual love and opportunities for personal growth inherent in a developing relationship, citing examples from their own lives and from their shared practice as illustration. Their occasional forays into the issues of the day--women's rights, the need for affordable child care--add to their sound, if stolid self-help manual's appeal. $60,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Oct.)
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