Fighting for Your Marriage

The Best-Selling Marriage Enhancement and Divorce Prevention Book

These study guides will be written and uploaded regularly and will accompany the book titled Fighting for Your Marriage.  Authored by Marriage Researchers – Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, and Susan L. Blumberg.
Published by Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2001 (3rd revised edition in 2010).

These study guides for FfYM are being written, uploaded and continually revised if necessary and are intended to be used with the study of the book which is available in pdf form at
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Part One:  Understanding the Risks on the Road to Lasting Love

Chapter 1:  Five Keys for a Great Relationship: PREP in a Nutshell

Chapter 2:  Destructive Patterns: Signs of Danger Ahead

Chapter 3:  Changing Roles, Changing Rules: Men and Women in Conflict


Part Two:  Teaming Up to Handle Conflict

Chapter 4:  When What You Heard Isn’t What I Said: Understanding Filters in Communication


NOTE:  Chapters 1 – 4 will be condensed and chapters 5 – 17 will be written and uploaded soon.


TBD Chapter 5:  Talking Safely Without Fighting: The Speaker Listener Technique

TBD Chapter 6:  Controlling the Home Fires: Handling Issues and Events Well

TBD Chapter 7:  New Perspectives on Problems and Problem Solving

TBD Chapter 8:  Keeping Conflict Under Control: Ground Rules for a Great Relationship

Part Three:  Enjoying Each Other

TBD Chapter 9:  Safe Harbor: Preserving and Protecting Friendship

TBD Chapter 10:  Being There: Supporting One Another in Life

TBD Chapter 11:  Playing Together: How to Succeed in Fun Without Really Trying

TBD – Chapter 12:  Sense and Sensuality: Enhancing and Protecting Your Sex Life

TBD – Chapter 13:  Sacred Places: Core Beliefs and Spiritual Intimacy

Part Four:  Staying the Course

TBD – Chapter 14:  Why You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Unraveling the Mysteries of Expectations

TBD – Chapter 15:  Forgiveness: Restoring Hope

TBD – Chapter 16:  Sticking, Stuck, or Stopped: On the Path to Commitment

TBD – Chapter 17:  Moving Forward