Publisher’s Weekly Rave Review
Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In
Laurie Puhn, Rodale, $24.99 (256p) ISBN 9781605295985
As a Harvard-trained family and divorce lawyer and couples mediator, Puhn is extremely well qualified to speak to communication difficulties in relationships.
In this book, she outlines tactics to improve communication, avoid unhealthy behaviors, and better appreciate your partner that are simple to implement, remarkably effective, and will benefit couples in relationships troubled and healthy alike.
With advice that is nonjudgmental, extremely efficient, and clearly understandable, Puhn covers all aspects of romantic relationships, from problems like infidelity to boundaries giving couples of every strip something of benefit.
Sections, chapters, and goals are clearly delineated and well positioned, with research bubbles (adultery is often a consequence of believing that one’s marriage is already in trouble) and quotes from the familiar (Oprah) to the refreshing (Churchill) make for a light, easy read.
Eschewing frustrating vagaries, sweeping generalizations, and gender-based assumptions, Puhn’s extremely specific guide focuses on simple, rational solutions that primarily revolve around maintaining respect for one’s partner.
Readers will gain a great deal from her contribution to the genre.
Praise From The Nation’s Top Experts:
Most everyone I know would be willing to invest 5 minutes a day to improve their relationship.
Laurie Puhn shows us how to use those few minutes to build lasting love. I highly recommend Fight Less, Love More.
-Gary Chapman, Ph.D, New York Times Bestselling author of The Five Love Languages
“Women and men may be from different planets, but Laurie Puhn’s insightful advice will show them how to speak the same language and create a relationship of mutual respect and support.
Fight Less Love More makes the considerable task of improving your relationship astonishingly simple, and gives couples the tools they need to create their own happiness.”
– John Gray, New York Times Bestselling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
“Laurie Puhn offers a no-frills book about how to have a great relationship.
Fight Less, Love More contains brilliant and precise advice; the underlying implication being that healthy, loving couples are sane and smart–a sentiment that shines through on every page of clear, sensible information .
I would recommend it as required reading for any couple.”
-Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. New York Times Bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
“Perhaps no conflict is more problematic for more people than that between partners and spouses.
In this practical handbook, Laurie Puhn offers sound and pithy advice for today’s time-pressed couples on how to deal with their differences in a smart and kind manner.”
–William Ury, New York Times Bestselling Co-author of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No. Co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project
The Books: Fight Less, Love More & Instant Persuasion
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Fight Less, Love More hits #1 in 2012 on Amazon’s list
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The Paperback Edition of Fight Less, Love More will be released in September 2012 to accompany the hardcover and e-book editions.
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Fight Less, Love More Description
Harvard-trained lawyer and family and divorce mediator Laurie Puhn shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating.
It happens every day—a simple exchange or harmless response turns into a heated debate or worse, an all-out battle. Hard-pressed for quality time with our partners and spouses, it’s easy to fall into a poor communication routine. How can two people who love one another so much have such difficulty talking to one another?
Drawing on her expertise in legal mediation and conflict resolution, Laurie Puhn’s fresh approach gives simple, 5-minute conversations that will instantly improve communication—as well as the quality of relationships.
In Fight Less, Love More, learn how to identify and conquer the poor verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships.
Love is conditional, argues Puhn, and for love to survive, couples don’t need to talk more—they need to talk better. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn’s simple 5-minute strategies promise immediate results and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can confidently employ when faced with future conflict.