Susan Shapiro Barash
St. Martin's Griffin
From the author of Toxic Friends—a groundbreaking look at how to understand your marriage and create a more satisfying relationship
Every marriage goes through nine phases. It is only by understanding the course our marriages run that we can truly begin to craft the perfect relationship. In The Nine Phases of Marriage, Susan Shapiro Barash breaks down and analyzes these phases, which are:Phase One: Passion and Longing Phase Two: Conforming: The Perfect WifePhase Three: Real Life: Child CentricityPhase Four: Tension: One Bed: Two DreamsPhase Five: Distance: Two Beds: Two RoomsPhase Six: Fracturing: Midlife Divorce Phase Seven: Second Chances: Remarriage and Renegotiating Phase Eight: Balance: ConcessionsPhase Nine: Successful Coupling
With this essential knowledge, spouses can successfully navigate the natural pitfalls and perils of their marriages and embark on a true partnership.