Build your second marriage on more than a hope and a prayer.
Sixty percent of second marriages fail, but yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show how you can beat the odds and make remarriage the best thing that's ever happened to you.
More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts to prepare for life-long love. And now, with Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts, Les and Leslie have added material for couples where one or both individuals are entering marriage for the second time. Uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage as a man. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancée, and for engaging discussions with a small group.
Over the course of twenty-eight exercises, this workbook will help couples identify and meld your love styles. You'll shed amazing new light on the way you're made, how that affects the way you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into topics such as:
- facing the myths of remarriage honestly
- exploring unfinished business
- your personal “Ten Commandments”
- making your roles conscious
- assessing your self-image
- getting your sex life off to a great start
- cultivating intimacy
- listening to your self-talk
- avoiding the blame game
- how well do you communicate?
- your top ten needs
- mind reading
- how to listen
- identifying your “hot topics”
- money talks
- your spiritual journey
- becoming soul mates
The personal exercises portion is followed by a discussion section: 9 Questions to Ask Before—and After—You Marry. Les and Leslie will help you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction with each other and with a small group through nine sessions on the DVD (sold separately). The discussion guide, included in this workbook, guides you through an opening exercise, note-taking as you watch the video, linking to the workbook exercises, and group discussion, concluding with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week.
Designed for use with Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Updated (9780310875710) and Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Video Study (9780310885436), both sold separately.