The Nine Phases of Marriage

“There are so many books out there that put the onus on wives to spice up the marriage. I love that Barash encourages women in this book to tune into their complex feelings, sort through them, and make choices that help them feel whole as an individual, which is necessary for any healthy relationship.”
-Michelle Cove, Author of I Love Mondays: And other confessions from devoted working moms

“The Nine Phases of Marriage is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how we change in marriage and how marriage changes us. Author Susan Shapiro Barash has seamlessly integrated her insights as a gender expert with anecdotal material from interviewees to create a fascinating read that examines the phases of marriage. In the process, she creates a fascinating lens through which readers can see how some marriages break while others remain buoyant over a lifetime.”
-Meera Lester, author of The Marriage Devotional, 365 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Love and The Secret Power of You

“Marriage is unique journey for every couple that begins with the promise of ‘happily ever after’ yet oftentimes leaves partners feeling lost along the way. In her newest book, The Nine Phases of Marriage, Susan Shapiro Barash captures the reality of a lasting relationship and imparts the insight, understanding and most essentially the skills that will enable you to enhance your connection with your spouse and keep the fairy tale alive.”
-Dr. Jane Greer, marriage therapist and author of What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship

The Nine Phases of Marriage…How to Make It, Break It, Keep It is a sharply observed yet accessible analysis of the constantly evolving organism that is contemporary marriage. As Susan Shapiro Barash parses every phase, I defy a married reader to resist trying to locate herself on this map. Many, I predict, will shout ‘game-change!’ as they attempt to follow the author’s smart advice.”
-Sally Koslow, author of Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest