Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day by Bonnie Jacobson and Alexia Paul (Book Review)

Book Description:
A happy marriage is within every couple's reach--all it takes is five minutes. In marriage, happiness is a state of mind that you can create together in mere minutes.

In this book, bestselling author and marriage expert Dr. Bonnie Jacobson shows you how to make each other happy with the small yet meaningful gestures that add up to a big difference--one day at a time. From turning your everyday interactions like housework and making dinner into playful bonding, these are psychologically sound methods that teach the both of you to bring out the best in each other--and your relationship. With this easy primer to marital bliss, not only will you strengthen your marriage in no time, you'll also learn how to keep it strong--and happy--for years to come.

My Review:
Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day by Bonnie Jacobson and Alexia Paul is a book that offers "simple strategies to transform your relationship."

I was looking forward to receiving this book, not because I have problems in my marriage, but to see what ideas were offered and learn anything new to make my marriage that much better. Sadly, I was disappointed. This book does provide readers with basic ways to improve their relationship with their spouse. For couples who have been in a long-term marriages, this book can be a reminder on how to regain that closeness, though for those who are having a troubled marriage, this book may provide ways to begin communication and get past some conflict, but only a greater commitment to the marriage will help to restore trust.

The book is broken into helpful sections and addresses issues such as communication, children, physical and sexual relationships. I am not saying that every idea and suggestion in the book was a waste, I just did not feel that there were any earth shattering revelations that we have not heard on any afternoon talk show.

Overall, I would give this a 3 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of this book from Book Sneeze in exchange for my review. I was not required to submit a positive review.

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