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Marriage: Good to Great

Special Guest: Terri Orbuch Ph.D. (known as The Love Doctor), television and radio love advisor, and practicing marriage and relationship therapist for more than 20 years

Description: Marriage. It's the most important relationship of your life.  And don't you deserve one that is filled with happiness and joy?  We think YES! Dr. Terri Orbuch (a.k.a. The Love Doctor) shares simple, and even fun, strategies to make marriages stronger.

Duration: 45:14

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Show Index:
00:29 Intro: Good to Great
01:23 5 Simple Steps
04:33 Frustrations Add Up
08:52 Set Expectations
12:11 Show it or Say it
15:06 10-Minute Rule
20:36 About The Love Doctor
21:46 When Passion Fades
28:05 Keep a 5:1 Ratio
29:58 Fighting Fair
34:32 Tag Team the House
38:45 Men View it Differently
40:52 Closing Comments

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About The Love Doctor

Research professor Terri Orbuch Ph.D., known as The Love Doctor, is director of the longest-running study of married couples, ongoing since 1986 and funded by the NIH. A practicing marriage and relationship therapist for more than 20 years, she is a popular love advisor on radio, TV, and peoplemedia.com, most recently seen on NBC's Today, and a popular blogger for Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Hew newest book is 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. You can find out more about her at www.drterrithelovedoctor.com.

About the Book

Based on a landmark, decades-long study of marriage -- the longest study of its kind -- this accessible book presents five simple, realistic proven steps for any couple who wants to turn a humdrum marriage into wedded bliss.

Contrary to popular wisdom, a fulfilling marriage doesn't require years of hard work. As Dr. Terri Orbuch has discovered throughout her career as a marriage expert, therapist, and researcher, the simplest targeted actions can bring significant positive changes to a relationship. In 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great, Orbuch reveals the findings of her groundbreaking, National Institutes of Health-funded study of hundreds of couples.

Orbuch puts this research to work in an easy-to-follow five-step program appropriate for people at every stage of marriage, suggesting small behavioral and attitude changes that anyone can make and that are easy to incorporate into any routine. She shows you how to:

Expect less and get more from your partner
• Give incentives and rewards
• Have daily briefings for improved communication
• Implement change
• Keep costs low and benefits high

Practical and even fun, this book is a must-have guide for making marriage stronger. Get it on Amazon.

"Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work." ~Author Unknown.