The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage For Skeptics, Realists And Rebels

Paperback | September 23, 2014

bySusan Pease Gadoua, Vicki Larson

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If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn't look like the next and isn't meant to last until death, there's nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that.In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look at the modern shape of marriage to help readers open their minds to marrying more consciously and creatively. Offering actual models of less-traditional marriages, including everything from a parenting marriage (intended for the sake of raising and nurturing children) to a comfort or safety marriage (where people marry for financial security or companionship), the book covers unique options for couples interested in forging their own paths.With advice and quizzes to help readers decide what works for them, The New I Do acts as a guide to thinking outside the marital box and the framework for a new debate on marriage in the 21st century.

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If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn't look like the next and isn't meant to last until death, there's nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that.In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gado...

Susan Pease Gadoua is the author of the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go, as well as Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce and The Top Ten Misguided Reasons to Stay in a Bad Marriage. Based in the San Francisco Bay Are...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580055451

ISBN - 13:9781580055451

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If you think a 50 precent divorce rate is an acceptable statistic, then I suppose you don't have to read this book. For everyone else, this book will give you permission to think out of the box."- Pepper Schwartz , author of The Normal Bar " The New I Do is a definite 'gotta get' book, providing you the tools to make your decision to marry a solid and successful one."- Dr. Charles Sophy , author of Side by Side 'Impressively analyzed and explained... The solid, erudite style pleasantly eschews the usual hype found in other works on the subject. Highly recommended for libraries supporting the helping professions and essential for all marriage therapists.'- Library Journal "