New Guide Makes Fixing Relationships as Easy as Fixing Cars

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Counselor Gale Stanton shares relationship guide designed like a car manual

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I figured it was time to create something that cut the fluff and got to the point, so men would become involved in the conversation.

Despite the stereotype, men are not oblivious to the woes of their relationships, but often times knowing how to fix it or being able to identify the specific issues is not easy. Unfortunately many men find asking for help to be a sign of weakness or they perceive relationship guides as “too feminine”, so what if there was a simpler way to get this information to them?

“Many women’s magazines end up giving advice for couples and relationship books are predominately viewed as a female purchase,” author Gale D. Stanton said. “I figured it was time to create something that cut the fluff and got to the point, so men would become involved in the conversation.”

Stanton’s new book, “Two for the Road,” incorporates her 20-year career in the mental health and wellness field into a simplified relationship guide designed like a car manual.

“Men are reported to think in a more linear fashion,” Stanton said. “I cut out the backstory of male and female biology and focused on direct, solution-based relationship advice that men and women can both enjoy.”

“Two for the Road” is an easy-to-use, navigational guide designed for men and intended to help couples of all ages. The book includes a comprehensive index and interactive couples-exercises created to help readers better understand relationship “safety features,” “maintenance,” “quick fixes in emergencies,” “check-ups” and much more.

All couples, whether in their first long-term relationship, celebrating their 50th-anniversary or anywhere in-between, periodically experience bumps in the road. “Two for the Road” aims to give men the tools needed to drive their relationships in the right direction.

“Two for the Road”
By: Gale D. Stanton
SC-ISBN: 978-1-4834-1236-8
SC-Retail price: $16.99
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About the author
Gale D. Stanton has more than 20 years of experience working and studying in mental health and wellness. She has been a registered occupational therapist in psychiatric hospitals, a pediatric therapy specialist as well as a director for a certified occupational therapy assistant program for a private college in San Diego. She has a master’s degree in counseling and has first hand experience with both marriage and divorce that have inspired her to create this manual.


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