Let’s cut the crap and get straight to the point about marriage!
What happens after the wedding?
How do you know if saying “I do” was worth it?
Is there a magical formula or secret to a longlasting marriage?
In this practical guide filled with how-tos, self-reflection exercises, tips, tactical advice and personal stories, Katharine shares a realistic and down-to-earth approach that will empower you to start having a happy and healthy marriage.
In A Straight Up Guide to a Happy and Healthy Marriage, you will discover:
What the 4 most important things every couple needs to continually work on
How to bring up topics you don’t want to talk about with your spouse like ‘dirty laundry’ and money issues
5 effective strategies to manage your anger when fighting with your spouse
What respect means in a marriage and how to earn and give it to your spouse
What to do when you feel like you’re taking care of them more than they’re taking care of you
This book provides simple and easy to understand advice with real-life examples and thought-provoking, self-reflection exercises.
After reading it, you will realize how uncomplicated marriage is and that anyone can have a happy and healthy marriage today.
Don’t let your marriage fall off the radar!
Read this book and discover how to get real about your marriage!
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I write about things to hopefully empower others to have a voice, to feel connected and to raise awareness about issues that never got talked about when I was growing up (only felt them).
In my late 20's, I ended an 8 year-long committed relationship. I learned so much in that break-up that I vowed to apply those lessons to the next one.
The stars aligned and I ended up marrying the next man I had a relationship with. We have an extremely busy life with 2 little ones. We're both working on our businesses and we try to work on our marriage every day. It's not easy but not complicated either. I wanted to put these simple lessons into words and allow the world to share in what I've learned (and still learning).
How To Manage Your Anger When You’re Fighting With Your Partner
Oh, God, I hate fighting with my husband. Not the bickering (although sometimes it starts off like that) but the real, hard, painful, values pinching type of fights. The thought of fighting makes me want to crawl into a cave and wait for everything to settle down.
I don’t want to talk about the issues.
I don’t want to share my feelings.
I don’t want to experience that struggle where I want to explode and say all the mean things that I have in my head but I know I shouldn’t because I can never take back those words and I’ll just regret hurting his feelings.
I don’t want to practice empathy, listening to his side, being patient, understanding and seeing it from his perspective.
I don’t want to cry and have that puffy face the next morning where I feel like my heart took a beating and my soul has been sucked dry. And then have that awkward moment where I see him, and I avoid eye contact because I don’t want to be the first to say something.
When something comes up (either something he says or does or the way he reacted to something I said or did), and I’m pissed, my natural instinct is to ignore it.
I don’t like conflict.
Sweeping problems under the rug is like the easiest and most tempting thing to do, especially when we are busy and we don’t want to deal with it.
Just bottle that shit up until it turns into cancer…then deal with it.
However, after many, many years of working on my relationships with others and helping others with their relationships, I know fighting is healthy.
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