Book Reviews of Grown-Up Marriage : What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married

Grown-Up Marriage : What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married
Grown-Up Marriage What We Know Wish We Had Known and Still Need to Know About Being Married
Author: Judith Viorst
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ISBN-13: 9780743210812
ISBN-10: 0743210816
Publication Date: 2/3/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Right on the money!
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Very true account of what marriage entails however, it felt really negative. I kept imagining to myself that had I read this prior to getting married; it probably would have scared me right away from it. Holy cow- THAT's what I'm signing-up for?! No thanks.

That said, IMO the most interesting portions of the book dealt with the realities of divorce, remarriage, and the impact children have in that scenario. Overall, the book makes a good case for just sticking-it out during hard times (because likely you'll just have the same problems in the next relationship and end-up divorced again...) however, I would have liked to see some useful strategies for success/problem-solving. The message I took-away from this book is that "hey, marriage is hard and it really sucks quite a bit of the time; grow-up and deal with it."