The Exceptional Seven Percent by Gregory K. Papcak
The Nine Secrets of the World's Happiest Couples

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If roughly 50 percent of marriages fail, what about the other 50 percent? Are those couples who stay together necessarily happy? No. In fact, many marriages that remain intact are miserable, some are just mediocre, and some are only pretty good. A mere 7 percent are really great--in fact, exceptional.

If less-than-exceptional marriages are formed by men from Mars and women from Venus, what planet do exceptional couples come from? What do exceptional couples know or do that others don't? And can what they know be taught? Most marriage research and writing has focused on analyzing bad marriages and finding ways to help couples in trouble. This book, on the other hand, looks at the happiest, most successful couples and exposes their secrets so that others can learn and benefit.

The Exceptional Seven Percent is about the rules, attitudes, and behaviors practiced in exceptional marriages, based on solid research, validated by the author's own professional observations, and ultimately tested in his own marriage with fabulous results. It helps couples take an okay or pretty good marriage and make it extraordinary. Each chapter examines in detail one of the nine basic characteristics of exceptional couples and explains how to make that trait flourish in one's own marriage. Quizzes and worksheets in each chapter help direct couples to areas in their marriage that need the most work.

The secrets are out--all nine of them. Let the good lovin' begin!


About Gregory K. Papcak

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Popcak is a licensed psychotherapist who developed and now runs marriage preparation and marriage enrichment seminars.
Published September 1, 2000 by Citadel. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Drawing on the results of several marriage studies, he contends that while most marriages are ""conventional"" (read: average), and some are even ""impoverished,"" a fortunate 7% are ""exceptional."" Having a marriage in the exceptional category, says Popcak, requires a commitment to live your li...

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