Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage as Your Family Grows
Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage as Your Family Grows  -     By: Pamela L. Jordan, Scott M. Stanley, Howard J. Markman
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Moving into parenthood is typically a time of great joy and excitement, but it also brings fatigue, stress, and conflict. This unique and innovative guide offers indispensable advice on how to protect and preserve your marriage and take care of yourselves as you become parents. Based on scientific research and containing real-life examples, Becoming Parents challenges you to seize this opportunity to really thrive in you relationship.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Wiley
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0787955523
ISBN-13: 9780787955526

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Moving into parenthood is typically a time of great joy andexcitement, but it also brings fatigue, stress, and conflict. Fromthe authors of the best-selling Fighting for Your Marriage and ALasting Promise, this unique and innovative guide offersindispensable advice on how to protect and preserve your marriageand take care of yourselves as you become parents. Based onscientific research and containing real-life examples, BecomingParents challenges you to seize this opportunity to really thrivein your relationship and in parenting together as a team.
"If you're having a baby, buy this book! It will give your baby themost important gift of all-parents who know how to keep theirrelationship happy, satisfying, and stable-the kind of relationshipyour baby can count on and learn from."
--Diane Sollee, director, Coalition for Marriage, Family andCouples Education

Author Bio

PAMELA L. JORDAN, Ph.D., R.N., is associate professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington. She is an educator, researcher, writer, and creator of the Becoming Parents Program, a modified and expanded version of PREP.

SCOTT M. STANLEY, Ph.D., is codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver, a developer of PREP, and coauthor of A Lasting Promise.

HOWARD J. MARKMAN, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver, and a developer of PREP. Stanley and Markman, along with Susan L. Blumberg, are coauthors of the best-selling Fighting for Your Marriage.

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"Becoming Parents teaches survival skills necessary to raise yourchild, while managing to thrive in your marriage. If you'rethinking about having kids, read this book." (John Gray, author,Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"Marriages, like children, need constant care and nurturing ifthey're going to thrive and develop. This book offers all parents aclear, concise, and wonderfully insightful program that will go along way toward making marriages?and families?stronger andhealthier." (Armin A. Brott, author of The Expectant Father: Facts,Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be and A Dad's Guide to the ToddlerYears)
"Anyone can figure out how to put a diaper on a baby-but how do youkeep your marriage strong and stable as you become parents?Finally, a book that teaches survival skills to help couples whoare on the road to parenthood stay connected and happy." (SuzanneM. Lewis, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator)
"Becoming Parents zeroes in on the problems that can strain amarriage and offers practical techniques to help couples talk andsolve problems. Research-based and clearly written, this book willincrease the joys and decrease the stresses of parenthood." (PennySimkin, coauthor, Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: TheComplete Guide)
"...really believe that much can be gained from reading, studying,and discussing it." (International Journal of Adolescent MedicalHealth, Vol.13, No.4, 2001)
"...this book is likely to be an asset to any new parent."(Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, February 2001)

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