Would you take a year-long break from your marriage? Devise a system for arguing with your mate? Or even give up control in your relationship? If you've hit a relationship rut, take a look at how three new books put a surprising twist on relationships advice. If your marriage could use a makeover or you just want to try something new, consider these solutions to age-old dilemmas.
Laura Doyle's controversial book The Surrendered Wife presents one basic principle to solve marriage problems: give up control to gain intimacy. While some might argue her theory is a throwback to the 1950s, Laura's supporters believe they've found a way to reexamine the balance of power in the modern marriage. What do you think?
- Take a look at The Surrendered Wife: What It Is, What It Isn't
- Then try it for yourself with Laura's
5 Ways to Surrender
- Read more about Laura Doyle
Could you leave family and home behind to pursue a dream? As Cheryl Jarvis explores in her new book The Marriage Sabbatical, there is a way for women to pursue their deferred dreams: Take a break from your marriage and do something for yourself. If you're intrigued by this idea:
- Learn about The Marriage Sabbatical: What It Is, What It Isn't
- Read more about Cheryl Jarvis
Kathy Dawson has a theory: Everyday relationship problems can be remedied with everyday solutions. Need to make time for romance? Make it convenient with a romance drawer. Learn more about Kathy's guide to a practical approach to marriage, Diagnosis: Married, here:
- Kathy's Practical Approach
- Try Kathy's ideas for yourself with
5 Ways to Make It Work
- Read more about Kathy Dawson
How are other women finding ways to keep their marriage healthy and happy? Ask your questions, find support and share your relationship tips on the Happily Married message board.