Renegade Marriage Counselor Claims Men Are Unfairly Blamed for Communication Failure in Marriage

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Stereotypes get in the way of successful marriages, says author of You Don't Have to Change Who You Are to Have a Great Marriage. Couples therapist Dr. Max Vogt dispels the myth that creating a great marriage takes time, sacrifice and personal change in this ground-breaking new book that claims couples, not counselors, are the experts in creating their own great marriages.

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If things aren't working, then the problem is usually that your model of marriage and family ('blueprints') and that of your partner are in conflict!

Couples therapist Dr. Max Vogt is a confessed renegade. His approach to marriage counseling isn't one of laying blame on one partner or the other, or of expecting one partner to change. In You Don't Have to Change Who You Are to Have a Great Marriage __title_ Click this link.(Morgan James, 2006), Dr.Vogt helps couples break down stereotypes of men and women so they can achieve intimacy and equality in marriage.

Dr. Vogt, known to his clients as Dr. Max, believes great marriages are doable and that there are understandable roadmaps on the path to success. His male clients, especially, who were leery of being "ganged up on" by wives and counselors, are delighted to learn of Dr. Max's blueprint for marriage. One that's understandable and approachable. And women feel relieved of the burden of defining relationship standards.

"For some reason, since the early days of marriage counseling, women have been seen as uniquely qualified to perceive the problems in a marriage. As the ones who cared most," says Vogt, a Ph.D. psychologist with 25 years' experience counseling couples. "That's hogwash! Because of this false belief about women, a lot of men have been getting the shaft because there is never a chance for them to be equal in the relationship. I want to create an environment for both partners in a relationship to learn and participate in making a great marriage."

Dr. Max's Blueprint for Marriage provides the guidelines for couples to build (or rebuild) a great marriage. "No one would dream of building a house without a blueprint. Yet most people will start building relationships and marriages without the slightest thought that they need a plan to be successful in marriage! The vast majority dive into marriage assuming they'll figure it out along the way," adds Dr. Max. The book provides a free link to an online evaluation form that will help couples evaluate their marriage.

You Don't Have to Change Who You Are to Have a Great Marriage takes readers step by step through a series of questions and strategies to uncover and clarify your Marriage Blueprint. He describes how your Marriage Blueprint "shows up" in the areas of sex, parenting, money, personal development and religion/spirituality in your marriage and family. "These blueprints are long-held beliefs that you may not even realize guide your actions and your decisions," states Vogt. "If things aren't working, then the problem is usually that your model of marriage and family ('blueprints') and that of your partner are in conflict!"

Dr. Max believes that no one can tell you what a great marriage is -- you have to find out for yourself. "I don't care how great or wonderful your therapist, guru, pastor, counselor or television personality is. They don't know the answer! I don't know the answer. All I can do is show you how to find the answer for yourself!"

And that's exactly what he does in You Don't Have to Change Who You Are to Have a Great Marriage.

About the author:

Max Vogt, Ph.D., is a couples therapist and California-licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience helping people "click" in all aspects of their lives. His unique step-by-step approach to people's most important challenges have transformed the lives of thousands of men and women around the world. Dr. Max, published widely in print and on the Internet, helps people get amazingly rapid results, results that last. For more information about the book, visit http://www.greatmarriagebook.com or phone 530-265-6165.

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