Being Married: Your guide to a happy modern marriage

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Allen & Unwin, 28 մյս, 2014 թ. - 288 էջ
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Marriage should be a dying institution, right? It's no longer legally or morally necessary and the divorce rates have made cynics of us all. Yet every year hundreds of thousands of optimistic couples front up to a church, temple, celebrant, mosque or synagogue.

Being Married asks the big questions: 'Why marry?' and, once you do, 'How do you stay happily married?'

Sharon Aris talks to marriage experts and married couples about what they're doing right, what they've done wrong and how they make it work. She gets into their beds and their bank accounts and shares the low-down on the fights, the negotiations and the making up. And she discovers that living 'happily ever after' is easier than you think.

Being Married combines loads of real life case studies with the very latest local and international research to look at what really happens within a marriage - like sex, or the lack of it, what happens when the 'sickness' in 'in sickness and health' rears its ugly head, as well as all the outside influences that can impact on your nuptial happiness, including the marriage breakpoint trifecta: money, work, and baby makes three, or four, or five...

Loaded with information, humour, commonsense advice and some facts that might surprise you, Being Married is the survival guide for the twenty-first century marriage.

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Introduction
1
1 Why Marry?
8
2 Nice Day for a White Wedding
35
3 The Honeymoon is Over
52
4 The Art of Marital Warfare
72
Can we be on the same side?
93
Are we having fun yet?
123
7 Show me the Money
150
8 All Work No Play?
172
Children
195
10 The Sticking Point
226
Having It All
256
Notes
268
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Էջ 35 - N. wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
Էջ 150 - It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Էջ 35 - Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded Wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour her, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
Էջ 35 - Wilt thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health ; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
Էջ 10 - Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers.
Էջ 18 - It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.
Էջ 132 - Velde (1930: 148) echoed this sentiment: "For the man who neglects the love-play is guilty not only of coarseness, but of positive brutality; and his omission can not only offend and disgust a woman, but also injure her on the purely physical plane. And this sin of omission is unpardonably stupid.'" However, the unavoidable difficulty with this particular model of heterosexual sex is the question of how to distinguish female reluctance that is genuine disinterest or revulsion from female reluctance...

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Sharon Aris is a freelance writer and television producer. She is the author of It's My Party and I'll Knit If I Want To and Top Jobs, and holds a Masters degree in Policy and Applied Social Research.

Sharon is (very happily) married and lives her husband Rob, cat Crouching Tiger and the lovely baby Olivia.

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