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Book Review: loving your spouse when you feel like walking away by Gary Chapman


Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

Product Description

What to do when you feel like giving up

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy.

You never intended it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.”

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to:

  • Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive
  • Better understand your spouse’s behavior
  • Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse

An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following:

  • Irresponsible
  • A workaholic
  • Controlling
  • Uncommunicative
  • Verbally abusive
  • Physically abusive
  • Sexually abusive
  • Unfaithful
  • Addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • Depressed

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Read Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around.

My Review:

I decided to review Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away by Gary Chapman in hopes to help some of my friends who are having difficult times in their marriages. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away addresses many issues like spouses who are irresponsible, a workaholic, depressed, controlling, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abusive, uncommunicative, unfaithful and addicted to alcohol or drugs. Each chapter focuses on one of the above mentioned issues but focuses more on the issue than the solution. Most solutions are just seek counseling. There are a few insightful points through the book and the stories help the reader relate to other people going through similar situations.

I would recommend this book to anyone in a marriage with the understanding that I’m unsure if the subtitle “Real Help for desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages” is accurate because this book rehashes the issues instead of offering much help.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review from the publisher through the Moody Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”