The Nine Phases of Marriage by Susan Shapiro Barash
How to Make It, Break It, Keep It

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From the author of  Toxic Friends—a groundbreaking look at how to understand your marriage and create a more satisfying relationship


Every marriage goes through nine phases.  It is only by understanding the course our marriages run that we can truly begin to craft the perfect relationship.  In The Nine Phases of Marriage, Susan Shapiro Barash breaks down and analyzes these phases, which are:

Phase One: Passion and Longing Phase Two: Conforming: The Perfect WifePhase Three: Real Life: Child CentricityPhase Four: Tension: One Bed: Two DreamsPhase Five: Distance: Two Beds: Two RoomsPhase Six: Fracturing: Midlife Divorce Phase Seven: Second Chances: Remarriage and Renegotiating Phase Eight: Balance: ConcessionsPhase Nine: Successful Coupling

With this essential knowledge, spouses can successfully navigate the natural pitfalls and perils of their marriages and embark on a true partnership.


About Susan Shapiro Barash

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SUSAN SHAPIRO BARASH is an established writer of nonfiction women's issue books and has written thirteen books. She teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. A well-recognized gender expert, she is frequently sought out by newspapers, televisions shows, and radio programs to comment on women's issues. She also blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She lives in New York City.
Published September 18, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Barash (Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships), a gender studies expert at Marymount Manhattan College, explores nine phases married women undergo (ranging from “passi

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