The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have: How Couples Who Change Together Stay Together (Hardcover)

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Clinical psychologist and radio host Dr. Steven Craig offers a revolutionary book that helps couples identify the six different people they need to become over the course of their relationship in order to grow together rather than apart.

Throughout his career as a marriage counselor, Dr. Craig has identified a common thread in strained relationships: the belief that change should be avoided at all costs. Determined to destroy this harmful myth, Dr. Craig presents a concept as straightforward as it is original: Marriages don’t fail when people change; they fail when people don’t change.

In 6 Husbands, Dr. Craig divides the typical marriage into six stages, outlining both the common misconceptions and opportunities for growth at each level. From the earliest stage of becoming the right person for your spouse in the new marriage; to thinking and acting like a team; to adjusting to the dynamics of parenthood; to caring for older children and elderly parents; to adapting to the empty nest; and then to growing into the golden years and becoming a dependable companion, Dr. Craig offers new communication tools, rules for intimacy, checklists, and assessments designed to inspire change.

The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have will revitalize readers’ notions of marriage and turn it into an ongoing activity that husband and wife can conquer actively—together.

About the Author

Dr. Steven Craig is a therapist, corporate coach, and host of “Therapy Thursdays” on Detroit’s 96.3 WDVD radio. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson as well as in the New York Times, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and numerous other local, national, and international publications. He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Praise For…

“Dr. Steven Craig . . . draws on a lifetime of study and experience understanding marriages and counseling couples to present a concept as straightforward as it is original.”

“Craig offers readers a hands-on approach to establishing a two-person team that finds strength in honesty and commitment to each other.”—Kirkus Reviews

“I love this book . . . it is new, exciting, and something that is very important for all couples to understand. [Dr. Craig has] brought this secret out into the open for all women to see and all men to learn. Well done!”—Dr. Sonya Friedman, New York Times bestselling author of Take it From Here and Emmy award winning host of CNN’s Sonya Live

"If you think your marriage will stay the same over time, think again! All marriages go through predictable and often trying transitional periods. This must-read book offers a step-by-step map for navigating life's inevitable challenges and helping readers embrace rather than resist relationship change."—Michele Weiner-Davis, author of Divorce Busting

“A compelling read. . . . Great for all couples in long-term relationships and those who hope to have one.”—Library Journal

“Even the strongest relationships will benefit from Craig's practical strategies for balancing the demands of children and spouse . . . ”Shelf Awareness for Readers

“An interesting and useful book for married couples, those in the planning stages, and folks who might not fit into the "mainstream" model, like couples without children or those with aging parents. Replete with encouragement, realistic tasks, and measurement toolsall crafted around real-life examples to illustrate key pointsthis book is a worthwhile investment of time and money for anyone in the midst of, or looking to run, the race.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9781439167984
ISBN-10: 1439167982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English