CategoryBooks and classes

Where I Disappeared To


I haven’t posted here in almost six weeks. Where was I? Creating a new website, I hope you’ll come check it out. It has a resource directory of do-it-yourself marriage education resources (books, DVDs, CDs, games, etc.) from many sources. It lists my upcoming teleclasses. And soon it will have podcasts and eBooks for you to download. I want to make it as...

Divorce Prevention Holiday


How would you like to learn to keep your marriage going strong through thick and thin while saving money on a San Francisco vacation this summer? That’s what I’m planning to do. I’ve been to an earlier Smart Marriages Conference, so I can’t wait for the jam-packed program to arrive in my mailbox for this one. I’ll be taking some of my favorite marriage education...

Teleclasses: Enjoy Being Married


Want to learn more about how to enjoy being married, including how to assume love and how to find the third alternative in a disagreement? Phone in to my free teleclasses, offered twice a month. We cover a different topic in each one. To subscribe to the monthly Enjoy Being Married newsletter, which includes the teleclass schedule for the month, send an email to You...

Love & Respect


Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, a book by Emerson Eggerichs, makes an excellent observation. Many a woman feels as if her air has been cut off when she feels unloved by her husband, but a man is more likely to feel this way when he feels he’s lost his wife’s respect. And to make matters worse, women tend to disrespect husbands who...

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Smart Marriages Conference


Wow! I spent a week in Atlanta at the 2006 Smart Marriages Conference in June. It was my first one, but the 10th anniversary of this truly remarkable gathering. Organizer Diane Sollee brought together 2,263 people who share the goal of better marriages.

Patty Newbold

I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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