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Goodre helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book. Preview — Surrendering to Marriage by Iris Krasnow. Surrendering to Marriage by Iris Krasnow. Iris Krasnow focuses us on real marriage. The truth is that bliss may be there at dawn and gone by lunch, she admits, and there are as many times that you feel like saying Screw you as you feel like saying I love you.
In this book, Krasnow le us through all of it -- the bliss and the blunders -- and with her we journey to the heart of the mystery. It s boring, confusing Iris Krasnow focuses us on real Surrendering to marriage. It s boring, confusing, sexy, stupid, hilarious, dark, and overwhelming; it s marriage. Through a series of interviews with those who have married, cheated, divorced, and remarried, Krasnow pieces out a shattered portrait of what we can expect from our vows. Each marriage is different, Krasnow shows us; some rest on friendship, while others crackle with sexual tension.
But each is battered by a similar struggle. As remarried couples therapist Dr. Isaiah Zimmerman explains, At the heart of most problems is anger that you aren t getting what you think you are entitled to. We struggle with marriage, says Zimmerman and Krasnowbecause that s how we finally grow up.
Krasnow wanders among different kinds of marriages, offering us perspective and thoughtful reflection. That is what is moving about this book: Like marriage, it s a container for divergent, warring perspectives that can never be totally resolved. It s not easy, but it opens our eyes to the dark beauty of love. Get A Copy. Paperbacks. Published June 5th by Miramax first published May 16th More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up.
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Surrendering to marriage book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list ». Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Surrendering to Marriage. Oct 25, Lori rated it really liked it. Iris Krasnow elegantly puts together her thoughts about marriage, all of them, the good, the bad and the ugly. I really enjoy the way Krasnow writes with such honesty, humor and style.
Your getting a slice of her life raw and uncensored.
This is the best part of the book but can also be the most tedious. At times she seemed to repeat herself and tends as any mother does to wax a little long abut her four boys. The book intersperses interviews with people of varying ages, both men and women with K Iris Krasnow elegantly puts together her thoughts about marriage, all of them, the good, the bad and the ugly.
The book intersperses interviews with people of varying ages, both men and women with Krasnow's own insights. Some of these stories enraged me, some saddened me and still others gave some darn good advice. In an era of disposable everything, it is refreshing to read Krasnow's view of honoring the promise made at the marriage ceremony. Surrendering our need to pursue pleasure one Surrendering to marriage percent of the time and experience the darker side of the relationship we end with a truly deep, rich and satisfying state that only battered, weathered couples appreciate.
As Iris Krasnow so simply and insightfully puts it " And so we are bound, inextricably, working on making it until forever, one hour at a time. May 20, Callie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all married people. Shelves: read-in This is an outstanding book Surrendering to marriage one I plan Surrendering to marriage make an annual reread. I'm glad I stumbled across it now. We all need to be reminded that the grass is not really greener on the other side. Apr 11, Kate Surrendering to marriage rated it it was amazing Shelves: health.
There's a ton of great stuff in this book, but here's Krasnow's four main findings after three years of researching marriage and interviewing people: 1. Marriage can be hell. The grass is not greener on the other side. Savor the highs, because one thing you can count on: the dips are just around the corner 4. You may as well love the one you're with--no one is perfect. But very much worth the read. Feb 18, Keli rated it it was amazing. I read quite a few books on marriage before getting hitched.
This is the best that I've read and I will continue to read it every now and then to remind me of what I learned. I agree with Krasnow's prespective on marriage and enjoyed her writing. Jan 14, Colleen rated it really liked it. Apr 22, Retnadi Nur'aini rated it it was amazing. Marriage noun : legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife.
Marriageable adjective : old enough or suitable for marriage Marry verb : take somebody as a husband or wife; as husband and wife; find suitable partner for Married adjective : having a husband or wife Itulah definisi singkat mengenai pernikahan dari Oxford Pocket Dictionary.
Namun, hal-hal apakah yang ada di balik pernikahan? Apa yang membuat suatu pernikahan bisa bertahan hingga puluhan tahun dan tak tergoyahkan oleh usia, Marriage noun : legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. Apa yang membuat suatu pernikahan bisa bertahan hingga puluhan tahun dan tak tergoyahkan oleh usia, perselingkuhan, penyakit, bahkan kematian? Sungguhkah ada bentuk cinta yang tak lekang dimakan zaman?
Dalam buku yang melalui riset nyaris selama tiga tahun inilah, Iris Krasnow mencoba merumuskan jawabannya. Bagian pertama, The Malaise, secara garis besar bertutur tentang hal-hal yang memicu retaknya pernikahan. Beberapa diantaranya, kejenuhan akan rutinitas harian, minimnya komunikasi, dan perselingkuhan. Chloe, misalnya. I feel like I need a total escape. I need the thrill of a new face. I need a new flirtation.
I need to be around someone who makes me feel like a vital force. Hal yang kurang lebih senada diungkapkan narasumber lain, Cindy. Seorang istri militer dengan tiga anak dari South Carolina ini mengungkapkan pernikahannya yang tanpa keintiman.
Cindy dan suaminya bisa melewati sembilan bulan tanpa seks, karena respon dingin sang suami. Dilanjutkan dengan bagian kedua buku ini, The Choice. Surrendering to marriage tajuknya, The Choice bertutur tentang pilihan, baik itu perceraian maupun pilihan untuk kembali memperbaiki pernikahan. Ada Liza, yang menceraikan suaminya yang berprofesi sebagai kardiolog, karena jatuh cinta pada John, seorang pelari kelas dunia.
What I really wanted to do was blend them together into one person; it would have been the perfect man. I feel like I made a choice and I knew there would Surrendering to marriage consequences, as there every time you take one fork in the road Dan ada May, istri dari seorang dokter hewan kota.
Mengalami krisis paruh baya, suami May berselingkuh dengan salah seorang kliennya. Perselingkuhan selama tiga tahun lebih itu kemudian memicu sang suami untuk meninggalkan May. Sampai pada suatu malam, suami May tiba-tiba datang. And he started complaining to me about his lady friend That it was just horrible and made him miss us even more. Akhirnya, setelah berjanji untuk tidak lagi melakukan komunikasi apapun dengan wanita itu, suami May pun diizinkan untuk kembali ke rumah dan bersama-sama memperbaiki pernikahan. Upaya untuk memperbaiki pernikahan juga dilakukan oleh Jacob, seorang wartawan dari Sarasota.
Setelah delapan belas tahun pernikahan, istri Jacob mengaku bahwa dirinya tengah jatuh cinta pada seorang wanita usia dua puluhan. I accepted that she may have a thing for women. I figured that I would absorb that blow because I adore Surrendering to marriage married and because I adore my family. Selama beberapa waktu, Jacob pun mencoba untuk meromantisasi kembali pernikahan mereka.
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