Let's Stick Together

Let's Stick Together : The relationship book for new parents

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Are you a new parent, or about to become one? Learn three simple habits that will keep love alive and protect your relationship against the pressures that parenting brings. In the excitement and exhaustion of becoming parents, the first thing that can get overlooked is your relationship. You might spend less time together, argue over little things, drift apart... In the UK, one in five children see their parents separate before the end of their first year at school. One in two children experience family breakdown before they finish school. But it doesn't have to be like this. Most family breakdown is avoidable. In Let's Stick Together, relationship educator and father of six Harry Benson guides you through three simple habits that research shows make or break new mums and dads. Illustrated with real-life examples from Harry's own back-from-the-brink marriage and those of other couples, Let's Stick Together highlights simple principles that will make your relationship the best it can be and ensure you don't become just another statistic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 140g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745956084
  • 9780745956084
  • 487,391

Table of contents

FOREWORD, by Rob Parsons 8 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 10 Chapter One If Only We'd Known 12 Chapter Two Bad Habits 19 Chapter Three Good Habits 43 Chapter Four Keeping Dad Involved 63 Chapter Five Things They Don't Teach You in Antenatal Class 83 Chapter Six Helping Yourselves Stick Together 109 Appendix Helping Others Stick Together 117 NOTES 121
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"A great book written with warmth and a sense of humour. Full of good down-to-earth advice, it's a must for all couples, whatever age or background." -- Rachel Waddilove, author of The Baby Book, The Toddler Book and Sleep Solutions "Practical advice we all need on how we can keep our relationships together and have better lives as a result." -- David Willetts, MP, former adviser on family policy and now Minister for Universities "There is a desperate need in our society today to equip people with these relationship skills. We have no doubt this book will cause many more couples to `stick together'." -- Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book "By distilling research into bad and good habits we can all relate to, Harry Benson has done new parents a great service. A former helicopter pilot and combat veteran, he `gets' how chaps think and act, and communicates couple dynamics with wit and unusual insight." -- Dr Samantha Callan, family policy expert, Centre for Social Justice "How much great advice can you get into one little book? Quite a bit if you are Harry Benson. By following these straightforward ideas, you can make a real and lasting difference in your relationship - and at this critical time of becoming new parents. Act on these things and you will stick and not get stuck." -- Professor Scott Stanley, author of The Power of Commitment, slidingvsdeciding.com "A must-read book both for couples wanting to strengthen a good relationship and for couples wanting to transform a faltering one." -- Philippa Stroud, Chairman, Centre for Social Justice "Easy-to-understand, user-friendly, life-changing information... I wish there were a way to make this required reading for all couples, everywhere." -- Diane Sollee, Founder and Director, smartmarriages.org "Short, to the point, and bang on target. Finally, a book that focuses on the most important issue: how parents can look after their relationship and give children what they most need - secure and happy parents." -- Duncan Fisher, OBE, founder of the Fatherhood Institute "All new parents should read this book. Its easy-to-follow, practical advice will help you build a great relationship together and give your children the best possible start in life." -- Katharine Hill, Director of Policy Research and Development, Care for the Family
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About Harry Benson

Harry Benson is the author of Mentoring Marriages, and the Communications Director of the Marriage Foundation. He and his parent volunteers have run over 500 sessions of Let's Stick Together courses for 5,000 new parents through Bristol health centres and clinics. Let's Stick Together is now being rolled out across the UK by the charity Care for the Family. He is also the author of Scram!
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