When I was in college, I read the books For Women Only and For Men Only by Shaunti Feldhahn and was able to glean some insight from them, so when the opportunity to read The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference by the same offer, I was on board. For starters, it was a quick read and offers practical advice. Our marriage is in a good place, but I know to “never say never”, so to protect and safeguard our relationship is always wise.
The book isn’t full of rocket science, it’s a lot of common sense. However, Feldhahn does say that it’s okay to go to bed angry sometimes (something I’ve known for years), contrary to much popular advice today. She gives a lot of statistics about happy and unhappy marriages based on her research, and even says that the divorce rate in the USA is nowhere near the 50% we’ve always been told, but is actually closer to 30%, and that close to 80% of marriages are happy.
Whether you’re in a great marriage or you’re ready to call it quits, this book is a good refresher. And although I wouldn’t say it’s full of secrets, it is full of practical applicable advice.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.