Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: The high divorce rate is a statistic that is well known. In my private practice (K. Sherman), I became aware that even though many couples were choosing to stay together, they felt their partnership was stale and flat. Marriage Magic! is written for any couple, married or not, who is in a committed partnership but has realized that the zest is gone.
Q: What is the book about?
A: This is a self-help book that offers tools to revitalize a relationship. And these tools are effective regardless of whether one or both people read it. Initially, the misconceptions about a relationship are exposed. Then, vignettes are provided to help couples identify different emotions they might be feeling, followed by explanations and exercises. The book is purposely set up to afford the reader flexibility in the way it is used so that it has the greatest applicability to the couple.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: As a psychologist specializing in relationships, I certainly have years of experience and knowedge in this area. This was further enhanced by teaming up with a communications expert. The combination of these two specialties are a wonderful marriage of expertise for this subject matter.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: While many self-help books in this area focus on teaching good communication skills, these authors’ unique approach is to identifiy something that is missing in the readers’ relationship. In order for couples to gain a sense of authenticity, they must first become a aware of their own emotions and deal with them. This allows communication to truly serve its purpose without the burden of emotional barriers.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Not only is the book easy to read but it makes sure to present situations that are from the perspective of both men and women. It is set up in a format that is very user friendly.