The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

From a leading clinical psychologist who has counseled couples and individuals for decades, a wise, radical, and optimistic approach to marriage that promises compatibility between an individual?s development and the often relentless demands of a relationship. People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before?for their children?s health From a leading clinical psychologist who has counseled couples and individuals for decades, a wise, radical, an...

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Title:The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together
Author:Daphne de Marneffe
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1501118919
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together Reviews

  • Pam Cipkowski
    Apr 26, 2018
    Full disclosure: I am neither married at the time, nor living together with anyone. Yet I still found this a helpful and informative read with regards to relationships. When cultivating a relationship, it helps to focus on three questions: Who do I want to be as an individual? Who do I...
  • Benjamin
    Oct 14, 2018
    Helpful book on working through (or avoiding) marital challenges. ...
  • Kathleen
    Jun 18, 2018
    We went through a rough patch a few years ago and I wish we had read this book. It would have been infinitely more useful than any of the others we read. Even after a couple of years on the other side of our rough patch, I still found the book really helpful. There are many conversatio...
  • Mehrsa
    Jun 12, 2018
    This isn't exactly a marriage advice book that lays out how to communicate or how to stay in love, but it is a really important book for anyone who has been married for a long time and is in midlife. It just shows that your troubles are neither insurmountable nor are they all that uniq...
  • Kristen Majkut
    Jul 31, 2018
    Cerebral. ...
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    Sep 26, 2018
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    Nov 26, 2017
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  • Jim
    Jun 02, 2018
    "I... hope that each reader will embrace the opportunity to focus on three questions: Who do I want to be as an individual? Who do I want to be as a partner? And how do the two fit together? My goal is to create breathing space around these questions." Arguing that "the midpoint of ...
  • Paul Schifferer
    Sep 15, 2018
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  • Katie Pierson
    Sep 21, 2018
    I liked how she built chapters around common marital issues (money, loneliness, etc.) and she's good at urging you to own your own stuff. But I also got the strong impression that she didn't like most of her clients. She made frequent jabs about their appearance, etc. that was off-putt...
  • Cristine Mermaid
    Nov 20, 2017
    To be fair, this is an ARC so it hasn't completely been edited yet so a couple of the issues I have with it may not be relevant by the time it is actually released. I started reading this on break and it resonated. I am their demographic. I related to so much of it and it was incred...
  • Susan
    Feb 17, 2018
    I thought that this would be an interesting non-fiction. The content can be helpful for any relationship, but I just found the info un-relateable. ...
  • Deborah Stevens
    Oct 10, 2018
    Really thoughtful take on middle age in general (not just marriage). Nothing formulaic here; much to think about. ...
  • Susan Underbrink
    Dec 01, 2017
    A big thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. Not sure I got this as I am now separated . Maybe to see how I can avoid making the same mistakes. I found it interesting, but not with many tips. It reconfirmed that what I was feeling wasn't unusual. I ma...
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    Feb 24, 2018
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  • Arthur
    Mar 18, 2018
    The best parts are the examples, which are interesting. The author tends to philosphize and generalize a bit much which is not everywhere interesting. I recommend skimming most of the book. ...
  • Wendy
    Jan 27, 2018
    Trying to make a marriage work in this day and age is difficult with all the outside influences that so easily can rip apart the love and harmony that was initially experienced. ?The Rough Patch? which I won through Goodreads Giveaways explores the problems that develop as a marria...
  • Arthur Kyriazis
    May 30, 2018
    This is a very well written book with an incisive introduction that is fully & well documented utilizing the key & major sources in the field. The writing is concise and clear to a fault. The book is separated into commonsense chapters which examine various stages of marita...
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    Feb 21, 2018
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  • Hoss
    Feb 22, 2018
    Thoughtful, insightful and deeply moving. Ms de Marneffe is a keen observer of ?the rough patch? and what makes marriage work. ...
  • Lilatovinl
    Apr 20, 2018
    This was one of the most insightful relationship books I?ve ever read. At times I felt as if the author had been in the same room when me and my husband were arguing. She provides a refreshing outlook on marriage and I highly recommend to anyone going through a ?rough patch?. ...
  • Catelyn Silapachai
    May 29, 2018
    I've read a fair amount of marriage books and this one is at the top of the list. Nuanced psychology with lots of real life examples from the author's experience as a couple's therapist. The book is marketed towards couples going through a mid-life crisis, but as a 31 year old (5 years...
  • Nicole Heckel
    Mar 08, 2018
    there were some really good messages in here but it just didn't feel as comprehensive as I would have liked. there was a lot of focus on children, which can't be generalized to a lot of couples, and the majority of the examples didn't feel even remotely true which made that hard to gen...
  • james p glodjo
    Jun 29, 2018
    Very good ...
  • Sarah SL
    May 01, 2018
    Excellent practical advice for middle age. ...
  • Marcia Miller
    May 25, 2018
    I felt a bit like a voyeur reading the many descriptions of couples who sought counseling from Dr. de Marneffe to address their marital "rough patches." While she may be a highly experienced and well-regarded therapist, her writing style comes across as dull and repetitive. I found thi...
  • Julia Woodward
    Nov 02, 2018
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  • MistyDawnOx
    May 26, 2018
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  • Rachel Croce
    Jun 04, 2018
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  • Kaun Tan
    Nov 08, 2018
    The Hallmark of Emotional Growth You don?t need to be going though a rough patch to be able to glean the many intricacies of human relationships and learn from them and to be ready for the rough patch when it does happen. The very practical wisdom in this book not only introduces ...