Title: Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day: Daily Practices to Transform Your Relationship
Author: Bonnie Jacobson
Review: A happy marriage takes work and I have to tell you that it is constant work or you get into a rut that is hard to get out of. I’ve been married for 20 years and some days are great and others are not so great. I like the way the book takes on a subject in each chapter, I felt I could have skipped over some because those items have never been an issue for us, but others sure are. I feel like it will take way more than 5 minutes to fix the issues that need fixing, but this book is a good start.
The chapter on touching is a good one, I have a hard time with touch from having 5 kids who want to hug and touch me all the time. Sometimes I feel like I never get to be alone without little or big hands wanting more from me. The chapter on chores is another good one, I think we do pretty good here until my husband only makes one side of the bed(that ticks me off it’s not like I make half the dinner or wash half the laundry.) Each chapter has a summary of things you can do together to improve that area of your lives.
This is a great book to see the problems and the triumphs in your relationship and offers great advice on how to improve it in all areas of life(more then 5 minutes will be better, maybe we try to simplify things a bit too much.) I would suggest it to anyone who would like to see an improvement in their relationship or to keep the problems from forming in the first place. Also happiness is a state of mind and no one can make you unhappy unless you allow them. Think your happy and most likely you will be, but a bit of a reminder is never a bad thing.
Publisher: February 15th 2011 by Adams Media Corporation
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent from the publisher.
Synopsis: A happy marriage is within every couple's reach--all it takes is five minutes. In marriage, happiness is a state of mind that you can create together in mere minutes.
In this book, bestselling author and marriage expert Dr. Bonnie Jacobson shows you how to make each other happy with the small yet meaningful gestures that add up to a big difference--one day at a time. From turning your everyday interactions like housework and making dinner into playful bonding to quick ways to have good sex (or start having good sex), these are psychologically sound methods that teach the both of you to bring out the best in each other--and your relationship. With this easy primer to marital bliss, not only will you strengthen your marriage in no time, you'll also learn how to keep it strong--and happy--for years to come.
Author Biography: Bonnie Jacobson, PhD, earned her doctorate at New York University where she is currently an adjunct professor in the Applied Psychology department. She is also the director of the New York Institute of Psychological Change, one of the founder of Elem, a non-for-profit organization that works with youth in distress in Israel, and is a specialist in modern analytical group training. Dr. Jacobson is also a media expert who is frequently called on by television, radio, newspapers and magazines to discuss topics related to relationships. She lives in New York City with her husband and the immediate family live throughout the world in London, San Francisco, D.C., Santa Fe, Israel, Zurich and Hallendale Florida; a fact that supports her passion for traveling.