This book is a pre-requisite to most medical classes and nursing especially. It's genuinely filled with techniques, practiced theory and a wealth of information for anyone newly married or thinking of marriage. Of all my courses, it was the most making impact in my life and I think anyone dealing with children and family members. A very good reference manual. Also one my husband insists our children read when thinking about marriage! Critical points are made for successful relationships within this excellent resource. Book pages = 220 pLUS!