I have loved this book for many years and recommended it to many people. Most of its pages involve talking to (mainly successful) couples about how they made it work - the last chapter draws the threads together into a few clear guidelines - if you and your partner cannot agree on these guidelines - I believe, it's less likely to work. Should be on the curriculum for every teenager, engaged couple and singles looking to start again and get it right next time. Yes it's a bit dated (you mean there are alternatives to marriage?!)- but the fundamental truths about relationships don't change so quick. Recommended!
This book is old, but the content is just as relevant today as it was in 1970. This book identifies several key factors which directly affect the success of relationships - in a variety of settings. Rogers provides direct transcripts of conversations, which let you hear the voice of the people he has interviewed. I felt his respect for, and human engagement with, the people he writes about was clearly demonstrated and fits well with his Person Centered approach. The book is well referenced and is still a good source of research reading.