Book Review: The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

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Like everything else I’ve read from this author, Shaunti Feldhan, I enjoyed this well-researched, easy-to-read book.

My favorite thing about it is that it’s actual research–not some relationship therapist telling me her views on how to have a better marriage. The book is really a practical application of years of research the author and her husband conducted on couples who were struggling in their marriages, mostly happy and highly happy. While conducting the research, they noticed patterns in each type of marriage, and the book describes those patterns in a conversational way.

Another thing I liked about this book is that it does not focus on how to fix a struggling marriage. Instead, it provides research-based tips for making any marriage better. If a marriage isn’t broken, why fix it, right? Well, this book gives advice on improving marriages that aren’t broken, sort of like cleaning a window you can still see through.

I highly recommend this book and Feldhan’s other books. They aren’t hard to read and they contain some valuable nuggets of data with real-life application — whether or not the data is politically correct.

You can read the first chapter of the book here.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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