Tag: marriage

Jul 06

Book Review- Journal of Best Practices

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch This is a very quick-reading memoir about a man learning to keep his Asperger’s syndrome from ruining his marriage. I’m not sure by the end that he completely succeeded, but it was …

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Sep 12

Book Review: Open

Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage by Jenny Block Dan Savage had an interesting article the other day about monogamy, speaking out against it, actually, saying (to paraphrase) that insisting on monogamy is basically dooming people to an impossible, unnatural, and not really pleasurable state. Jenny Block has done more than talk …

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Mar 26

Book Review: Here Lies My Heart

Here Lies My Heart: Essays on Why We Marry, Why We Don’t, and What We Find There by Deborah Chasma This started out being the perfect book for peeking into candid, graphic depictions of other people’s marital lives. It’s like listening to your friends dish on what’s really happening at home, except pithy, and with …

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Jan 30

Book Review: Love, Honor, & Negotiate

Love, Honor and Negotiate: Making Your Marriage Work by Betty Carter I read a lot of self help books, but I haven’t read a lot of self help books on how to make one’s marriage work. The authors are Betty Carter, who has been a therapist for decades, and Joan Peters, who made it readable. …

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