Give Your Relationship a Reality Check
Psychotherapist Tackles Common Pre-marital Hurdles
September 2009 (Nashville, TN)—Today’s divorce rates are high (recent statistics put the divorce rate in this country at somewhere between 40 and 50 percent) and the faltering economy is placing extra financial stress on married couples. Most relationship advice comes after the engagement or well into a marriage. What if you could change this? What if you could provide a checklist of things to look for and know before you make the ultimate commitment? 51 Things You Should Know Before Getting Engaged offers perspectives and tools to increase the chances of a successful engagement and marriage.

Author Michael Batshaw believes that many people are not properly prepared for the complexities that come with committed adult relationships. In his book, Michael gives you the questions to determine if your partner is “the one” and how to keep it that way.

Michael Batshaw is a New York State board certified psychotherapist and former clinical director of HAN. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. Batshaw has practiced Zen meditation for more than 15 years and serves on the faculty of the New Triad for Collaborative Arts Foundation.

51 Things You Should Know Before Getting Engaged is part of the Any Number of Things series, released under Turner‘s new imprint, Trade Paper Press. The series is available at independent book stores, Borders, Barnes & Noble, or direct from the publisher at Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee. Imprints include Turner, Trade Paper Press, and Iroquois Press.

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