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Why Talking Is Not Enough
8 Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage

By Susan Page
("A gem among relationship books!")

Everywhere we look people are getting separated or divorced: Brad Pitt + Jennifer Anniston/Chad Lowe + Hilary Swank/ Heather Locklear + Richie Sambora to name a few. The first thing couples question when hearing of these marriages ending is whether anyone communicates anymore? Do they listen to common relationships advice? Isn't communication the most common relationship problem?

When it comes to marriage, repeat Oprah guest and author of five relationship books, Susan Page tells us communication skills are overrated. Drawing on more than twenty years of popular relationship workshops and her five relationship books, including her international bestseller, If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single, Susan Page offers an entire book of remarkably effective, easy-to-do relationships advice that does not involve communication in Why Talking is not Enough: 8 Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint; May 2006; $22.95; Cloth; ISBN: 0-7879-8370-5).

Why Talking is not Enough turns conventional relationship books and relationships advice on its head by introducing truly revolutionary loving actions that can be used by one partner, acting alone. Often, one partner isn't even available for communication and won't read any relationship books, and couples may feel worse after they try to talk about a relationship problem, even if they try to follow the best relationships advice. Page tells couples to abandon the illusion that they will be able to "solve" their relationship problem, and, even if they could, that solving their problem will make them happier. The way to feel better about your partner, she explains, is to focus directly on creating a harmonious atmosphere in the relationship. In marriage, what matters is not what we say to each other, Page reveals, but what we do.

In this latest of her relationship books, Susan Page offers relationships advice that resolves even the toughest relationship problem, a breakthrough 8-step program to stop destructive behavior, detailing specific loving actions–good will, acting "as if," restraint, balance, acting on your own, acceptance, and compassion–that are effective in providing for the needs of loved ones and equally important, for oneself. Why Talking is not Enough demonstrates convincingly that focusing on a relationship problem is more likely to magnify it than to solve it. "It's a giant myth that you have to solve your relationship problems before you can be happy together," Page declares. "In fact, it's the other way around. If you can first be happy together, you will find your problems diminish or disappear altogether."

The result is inspiring, practical relationships advice that resonates deep in our hearts and makes Why Talking is not Enough a resource for any relationship, no matter how light or how troubling the relationship problem.

About the Author

Susan Page is the bestselling author of If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? and many other successful relationship books. In addition, she is a workshop leader and a keynote speaker for dozens of relationship conventions and conferences. She has appeared on "Oprah," "Good Morning America," CNN, "Donahue," and other national TV shows as well as being featured in publications such as People, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She has a master of divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was Director of Women’s Programs at the University of California at Berkeley.

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WHY TALKING IS NOT ENOUGH:
8 Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage

By Susan Page
Jossey-Bass / Wiley; May 2006, 22.95/Cloth
ISBN: 0-7879-8370-5

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