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I regularly ask my single clients to tell me about their friends or relatives who have a successful marriage. It never ceases to amaze me how many ask me if they can use fictional marriages they’ve seen on television shows or in the movies. No joke even my clients who are in their 70’s can usually only recall one or two couples they have known who have had a truly great relationship.
If you wanted to become an accountant you would study accounting. If you wanted to become a good cook, you would probably read a few cookbooks, watch some shows on the Food Network, practice, practice, practice and maybe even take a class or two to learn how to cook. You wouldn’t automatically think you would be skilled in accounting or cooking via osmosis. Why then do most people think they would automatically just know how to be their best in partnership and how to love? I have found that most individuals simply don’t know what a healthy, thriving relationship looks like. They don’t have many if any positive role models, a good majority of individuals come from broken or dysfunctional families, and they have done little or no studying to discover the scope of possibilities available when it comes to manifesting a healthy, happy and realistic marriage.
On top of that, we are constantly bombarded via the media, friends and colleagues with the negative and failed side of relationships and marriages. How often do you hear people bragging about how wonderful their marriage is? Not often, right! I give many of my clients a mission to seek out friendships with couples who are in good marriages to learn from them and find little love rituals they may like to emulate in their current relationship, if they are in one, or strive to incorporate in their next partnership.
I’m pleased to let you, and all of my clients, know about a fabulous, well-researched new book entitled Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver. Sick of the way marriage was always getting a bad rap, Fawn made a pledge to find other happy wives and rally these women together to tell the glass half full story of marriage. She founded HappyWivesClub.com in 2010, and it has grown into a community of more than 400,000 women in more than 110 countries.
Happy Wives Club, the book, is a journey to 12 countries and 6 continents in search of the universal secret to a happy marriage. I invite you to buy a copy and take a joyous journey with Fawn around the world to find many happy wives!