Marriage Fitness: 4 Steps to Building & Maintaining Phenomenal Love
Reviews of: Marriage Fitness: 4 Steps to Building & Maintaining Phenomenal Love
My mother is a big reader into relationship advice, so when I mention that I was having a difficult time in my marriage, she gave me this book. She's my hero with so many books that I read, it's not even funny. I love this book guides you by giving you simple steps to follow to help understand your marriage and make it work out for you. It helped me understand why things were going like they were and what I could do to make it better. I even made my husband read this things. After reading this book, my marriage seemed to change for the best so quick. I was so happy, I even referred this book to a friend of mine that was having an even harder time in her marriage. The last time we spoke, things were going a lot better for her as well. I can honestly say I'd recommend this book to any married couple, willing to give it that one last try. It does wonders!
My first thought when reading this book were, " oh yes I'm going to do this". Well it actually helped. I've been married to my husband now for 10 years and I must admit a lot of the hugs, kisses, and I love you's seemed to vanish, I suppose that's the main reason I purchased this book. My husband has never been a huggie type of guy but I am a very hands-on kinda person. In the beginning however, my husband totally hugged and kisses me all the time but after a few years that went out the window and flew away with the birds, after reading this book together, I can honestly say so much of our hugs, kisses and I love you's are back and going well. This book basically reminds you of the good times and how to keep them good times alive and well in your relationship.
Remember when you were dating, and you couldn't wait to see one another? When you would answer the phone and your stomach would flip from hearing the other person's voice? When he still surprised you with flowers or she baked your favourite cookies?
This book is about achieving and maintaining that state throughout the life of a marriage. Whether you have had major upheavals like infidelity, or just have gotten into a routine that makes you feel like room mates or friends, there are keys in this book to help you reawaken your marriage and turn it into the kind of flirtatious, fun relationship you had at the very beginning.
I won't say it wasn't work, and I won't say that I didn't feel very silly sometimes and very vulnerable at others, but the techniques in this book work. You have to be willing to put your pride on the shelf and work for the health of your relationship, but if you do, the results are extraordinary. Some of the tips are common sense, and when I was reading the book, I was thinking "Uh.. well YEAH..." but was I actually *doing* those things? No, I just knew I should be! Sometimes it can get a little corny, and sometimes a little cloyingly sweet, but the backbone of this is very strong and helpful.