Making a Success of Marriage

Making a Success of Marriage

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More than 2 million Americans marry every year, each couple determined to live together happily ever after. Tragically, half of all first marriages fail, and subsequent attempts are even more likely to end in divorce. David Yount knows that lasting wedlock requires more than romantic love. Success depends on a couple's commitment and compatibility of heart and mind to survive the inevitable trials of facing life together. Drawing on decades as a counselor and his own experience as a husband and parent, Yount puts readers on the path to build joyful, loving, and committed relationships. Yount offers no-nonsense advice on a wide range of issues, including financial budgeting, maintaining health, dealing with in-laws, parenting, sharing responsibilities, establishing common values, and recovering from divorce. He includes questions designed to stimulate reflection and discussion on key issues, such as compromise, religious beliefs, equality in marriage, and more-some surprising. Marriage is the great adventure into the unknown. Making a Success of Marriage is a user's guide to that adventure.One ofa couplea#39;s best moves is to join a credit union, probably the best available source of unsecured loans at low interest. Joining a credit ... But with a home equity loan you can borrow against the portion of the housea#39;s value that is already yours. For example, ifyour home is worth $150, 000, and your mortgage bala€” ance is $100, 000, you have $50, 000 worth of equity to secure a loan from a bank.

Title:Making a Success of Marriage
Author:David Yount
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2010-01-16


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