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The Go-Girl Guide to the First Year of Marriage

Julia Bourland


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If you're like most brides, you've spent more time pondering wedding favors and exotic honeymoon destinations than considering all the ways marriage will change your relationship. In HITCHED: The Go-Girl Guide to the First Year of Marriage, Julia Bourland provides the ultimate insider's guide to the joys, hopes, challenges, conflicting emotions, and endless compromises of the year that follows the I dos.
Drawing on dozens of interviews with newly married women, plus her own real-life experience, Bourland offers wise answers to crucial post-knot questions about sex, finances, friends, in-laws, and everything beyond, including:
- What to do when your libido soars (yay ) or sinks (eek )
- How to keep important friendships -- and nourish new ones
- The pros and cons of name changing
- How to carve out personal space within marriage
- The best ways to divide household responsibilities
- How to start planning for your financial future
Candid, witty, and wise, HITCHED will steer you through the ups and occasional downs of newlywed life and set you on the path to a loving, happy, and secure future together.

Atria Books, 9780743444101, 240pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2003

About the Author

Julia Bourland is the author of The Go-Girl Guide: Surviving Your 20s with Savvy, Soul, and Style. She is a former sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and and has contributed to such national magazines as Bride's, Shape, and Parenting. She is happily hitched and lives in the San Francisco area with her husband