New Book Aims to Improve Your Marriage

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Marriage Rescue may not save the world, but may just save your marriage. It could just turn you from "sinner to winner" according to author and Canadian social worker, Gary Direnfeld.

This 220 page book has just been released and offers the insight and marital tips of Gary Direnfeld, a Canadian social worker, parenting columnist and media personality.

According to Direnfeld, the ten deadly sins were arrived at as a result of reviewing the most popular issues that brought couples to see him over the course of his 30 years of practice.

Written in very plain, easy to understand language, Direnfeld dissects the dynamics of problematic relationships and offers road maps for how to put them back together again.

Covering topics such as online affairs, drug and alcohol abuse as well as domestic violence, Direnfeld doesn't shy away from the very serious issues plaguing some couples. Those more serious issues provide some counterpoint to the oft considered lighter issues such as the in-laws, money, friends and household chores. Direnfeld points out that it doesn't really matter how others rate someone's problems because any of this issues are enough to torpedo any marriage and so they are all serious from his perspective.

Loaded with case studies, Marriage Rescue gives a little something for everyone to relate to. Pulling from across different cultures for his case studies makes this book a good read regardless of one's background or ethnicity.

According to Direnfeld, "The reason my first deadly sin is 'blaming', is because I want people to understand that nothing changes until we first take responsibility for our own contribution to distress." That is a theme that Direnfeld carries throughout his book. He helps the reader understand what the reader must do differently to alleviate their marital distress.

According to Direnfeld, "This allows the reader to take positive action rather than waiting on their partner to make the first move."

Direnfeld may not be able to help our entire society reverse the current divorce rate, but he hopes his book is a move in the right direction, one couple at a time.

Library Journal gives Marriage Rescue a "recommended" rating.

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Contact Author:
Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
20 Suter Crescent,
Dundas, Ontario, Canada L9H 6R5
905 628-4847
gary (at) yoursocialworker (dot) com

Contact Publisher:
New Horizon Press
P.O. Box 669
Far Hills, NJ 07931
(908) 604-6311

Marriage Rescue: Overcoming Ten Deadly Sins in Failing Relationships.
Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

New Horizon Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-430-7
Soft cover - $14.95 - US price / $17.95 Canadian price
220 pages

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