What happens when your marriage is broken but you’re the only one who wants to fix it? We’ve all heard “it takes two” to make a marriage better, but therapist Winifred Reilly noticed that waiting for her change-averse husband to leap up and joyfully embrace her grand plans for remodeling her marriage wasn’t working out any better for her than it was for her clients. So she decided to try to rescue her marriage by herself, even though she had no idea what that would take. Like most couples she works with, she wanted a happier marriage, not a divorce. Now she gives us practical, effective, empowering alternatives to talking ourselves blue in the face.
“I know from experience that when one partner takes that first step…behaves in a new way, challenges the status quo, the other will usually follow. Sometimes slowly, not always cheerfully, and often not in the way we imagined. But eventually, both partners become stronger and healthier, and so does the marriage.”