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1,001 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married : Family & Relationships - Monica Leahy

1,001 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married

Family & Relationships

Paperback Published: 6th April 2004
ISBN: 9780071438032
Number Of Pages: 256

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The relationship expert from the "Ladies' Home Journal," the "Wall Street Journal," and Lifetime Television shows how to prevent marriage problems before they start

There's nothing wrong with starter jobs and starter homes, but starter marriages? Relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy is on a mission to help readers make their marriage last. Her "1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married" offers a reality check for couples on the marriage path, helping them realize how much they have yet to discover about their partner's nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations.

Engaged couples learn to discuss issues deeper than "chicken or fish" and to broach subjects that are often ignored before the nuptials yet essential for the foundation of an intimate, long-lasting relationship. Posed in a variety of fun formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, these questions include topics such as: "Does your partner feel that you're too attached to your parents?" "Is there such a thing as innocent flirting?" "Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?" And more

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
How to Use This Bookp. xv
How to Discuss Your Differencesp. xix
Your Pastp. 1
Growing Up in a Traditional Familyp. 3
Growing Up with Divorced or Single Parentsp. 5
Impact and Influences of Other Relationshipsp. 8
At School and Playp. 10
Your Past: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 12
Parents and In-Lawsp. 15
Your Parentsp. 17
Your In-Lawsp. 19
Are We Our Parents?p. 21
Spending Time with Parentsp. 22
One Big Happy Familyp. 24
Parents and In-Laws: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 28
Significant Othersp. 31
Relativesp. 33
Friendsp. 35
Petsp. 37
Exes and Past Relationshipsp. 39
Relating to Othersp. 41
Significant Others: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 43
Childrenp. 45
How Many, if Any?p. 47
Reasons to Conceivep. 49
Raising a Babyp. 51
Financing a Familyp. 53
Stepchildren and Guardianshipp. 56
How Would You Respond?p. 58
Children: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 60
Perspectivesp. 63
Religion and Spiritualityp. 65
Race and Culturep. 68
Politicsp. 70
Careersp. 72
Seven Years Laterp. 75
Your Futurep. 78
Perspectives: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 80
Daily Life and Lifestylesp. 83
Who Will Do What?p. 85
Daily Routinep. 87
Changesp. 89
Do You Mind?p. 91
Daily Life and Lifestyles: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 93
Leisure Timep. 95
How You Relaxp. 97
Planning a Tripp. 99
Your Traveling Stylep. 101
Are We Having Fun Yet?p. 104
Leisure Time: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 107
Financesp. 109
Saving and Spending Stylesp. 111
Managing Your Moneyp. 114
When Times Get Toughp. 116
Money Honestyp. 118
Our First Budgetp. 122
Your Marriage, Money, and the Lawp. 124
Financial Checklistp. 127
Finances: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 129
Physical Intimacyp. 131
What, Where, and How Often?p. 133
Let's Get Physicalp. 135
What Would You Do?p. 137
Honor and Trustp. 140
Physical Intimacy: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 143
Emotional Intimacyp. 145
The Real Youp. 147
Showing How You Feelp. 149
Saying "I Love You"p. 151
Are You Good for Each Other?p. 153
Are You Bad for Each Other?p. 156
Emotional Intimacy: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 159
Special Situationsp. 161
Marrying Someone in the Militaryp. 163
Marrying a Noncitizenp. 165
Marrying a Criminalp. 167
Marrying a Celebrityp. 170
Marrying Someone Significantly Older or Youngerp. 173
Special Situations: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 175
Your Weddingp. 177
Getting Marriedp. 179
Your Weddingp. 181
Family, Guests, and Attendantsp. 183
Remarriagep. 185
To Have and to ... Hold On!p. 187
Your Honeymoonp. 192
Your Wedding: Thoughts on Your Answersp. 195
Marriage Builders or Breakersp. 197
Living Together Before Marriagep. 199
Communicationp. 202
The Friendship Factorp. 206
Reasons to Reconsider Marriagep. 209
Personality Typesp. 215
Habits That Drive Couples Apartp. 223
Epilogue: Final Thoughtsp. 229
Spousal Ten Commandmentsp. 231
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ISBN: 9780071438032
ISBN-10: 0071438033
Series: Family & Relationships
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th April 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1