Building a Love that Lasts
The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage
Publication Date: January 7, 2010
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The "Best Relationship Book of 2008" is now in paperback
Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz's award-winning book reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage—togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability—the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples.
- Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, rather than what's wrong
- Written by a popular and very active couple known as "the marriage doctors," who lead lectures, training, workshops, and other events every week all over the country
- Contains candid interviews with a diverse collection of happily married couples from around the world
This book offers a positive, upbeat approach to living happily ever after.
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz is dean and professor of counseling and family therapy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz, is president of their joint enterprise, Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC. Married for 43-plus years, they live in St. Louis, Missouri.