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The Don't Sweat Guide for Couples: 100 Ways to be More Intimate, Loving and Stress-Free in Your Relationship (Don't Sweat Guides) [Paperback]

Richard Carlson
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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (1 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786887206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786887200
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.9 x 16.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 364,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In today's busy times with work and kids' demands, there often isn't much time left for couples. Yet partners need to nourish their relationships, too. This guide provides innovative yet simple strategies that show couples how to find more time for togetherness; how to avoid arguments; and how not to let the petty things become big conflicts in a relationship. Addressing such issues as: * Remembering the One You Fell For. * Forgetting to Keep score * Aiming for the Extraordinary * Being the Bright Spot in Your Partner's day. * Appreciating the Benefit of a Doubt. * Cherishing the Child in Your Partner. and many more, THE DON'T SWEAT GUIDE FOR COUPLES shows men and women how to make their intimate relationships more joyful and stress-free while maintaining their loving connection.

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There is a period close to the beginning of most long-term relationships when we're so swept up in the excitement of the chemistry of being in love that we don't mind the things in our partners that will later become ingredients for stress. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 10 Nov 2013
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I fully recommend people to read this book, i have many of the other ' Do not sweat the small stuff ' and one of them i gave to various friends and it soerted out their problems,

It is as it says....' Don't sweat the small stuff '.....it will make you revaluate oneself or couples over many/silly things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a synopsis of all a couple should know 26 Mar 2013
By Tina
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I love all Richard Carlsons books!!
The books are real, insightful and also very forgiving of your own and other more difficult human behaviour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need for marriage 3 Feb 2013
By katie
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This book basically contains all the advice I would give people who are married and want to maintain/improve their relationship. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT! 4 Oct 2001
By Sandra D. Peters - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a counsellor, I have heard couples express time and time again, "there just isn't enough time." We all have twenty-four hours in a day; how we choose to spend those hours is our choice. In today's hectic, fast-paced world, we have a lot on our plate. Careers, children, parents, friends, chores, community activities, the list of priorities seems endless. So often we make the mistake of allowing life to control us, rather than taking control over our life and often the people who fall last on the list of priorities are your partner and yourself. Through all our daily turmoil, it is important to remember that happy, fufilling relationships do not just happen, they need to be nourished and tended with loving care so they will continue to flourish and grow.
As a rule I am not a huge fan of Richard Carlson, simply because his writing style is generally too elementary for my personal taste. That is not to say there is anything materially wrong with his work, no, not by any means, but my personal perference is for material that is more in-depth (perhaps that is the psychologist's nature coming out in me.) This book is common sense, too, but it does offer some very basic ways for couples to improve their relationships and emphasises the importance of spending quality time together as a couple.
In addition, partners can worry, fume and fret over very inconsequential matters. Harsh words are spoken, tempers flair and before you know it, the trivial matter becomes a full-blown agruement. As Carlson might say, "Don't sweat the small stuff!" Love has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in us. Readers who want to improve their relationships but do not want to get bogged down in a lengthy, mind-absorbing self-help book, will find this book simple, straight forward and easy to read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not as good as some of the others 25 Nov 2007
By L. Pronk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you normally enjoy the Richard Carlson "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." books, I did find this book somewhat enjoyable. There are some differences from the other "Don't Sweat" books. I noticed that it was written "by the editors of," so it isn't actually written by Richard Carlson. The foreward is by Richard Carlson. The main difference I noticed, which was the deal breaker for me, is that this book didn't relate personal stories the way other "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" books do. I think the personal anecdotes in Richard & Kristine Carlson's "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love" are what really made that book special and more importantly, relevant. Unfortunately this book lacked that personal touch. Still good general advice.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 July 2014
By charles - Published on Amazon.com
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great tasting "Food for Thought" 23 Jan 2014
By Daniel T. Hannan - Published on Amazon.com
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A very informative read, helping with your everyday life. Easy and enjoyable to put to test. I would highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Carlson does it again 10 Mar 2008
By DANA WELCH - Published on Amazon.com
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There's no question about it, Carlson has made a franchise out of "Don't Sweat." One would expect it to gather moss. Not so. Carlson pulls another one out of the hat with counsel for couples that is often overlooked.
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