What Mums Want (and Dads Need to Know)

What Mums Want (and Dads Need to Know)

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Everyone wants a relationship that lasts. Yet nearly half of all today's parents split up. Harry and Kate Benson began their own married life with great expectations. But within a few years, they stood on the brink of divorce. Today, their marriage is stronger than ever and they have helped many other struggling couples. So what changed? In this ground-breaking book Harry and Kate tell their own inspiring, hope-filled story, set within the wider context of family research into what works. Harry and Kate's radical solution to strengthening families and reducing unnecessary family breakdown is simple. Their research suggests a happy mum tends to mean a happy household. She is the lynchpin around whom the family rotates. So for most mums, the success of a marriage depends primarily on her husband's ability to make her feel valued. In other words: husband, love your wife. And she will love you right back. In that order. That's what mums want. That's the recipe for happy family life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 12.19mm | 226.8g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745968856
  • 9780745968858
  • 307,246

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!Kate Benson is a cookery teacher, and friend to many. With her husband Harry, they have worked with countless couples over the years to support their marriages. Together they have six children whom Kate is the rock around whom the Benson family rotate!show more

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"Many married men find themselves shocked and surprised when their wife tells them she wants a divorce a few years after kids come along. This scenario is provocatively and powerfully explained by this book. More importantly, Kate and Harry Benson explain how married fathers can renew their marriages when their wives are leaning towards leaving. Every dad should read this book." -- W Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project, University of Virginia, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Family Studies "I love you but you just don't seem interested in in me." With those few words Kate and Harry Benson began a journey that eventually led to this book. Over many years I have found their story a true inspiration. -- Rob Parsons, OBE, author of The Sixty Minute Father "Once picked up, this fantastic book just won't let you put it down! Harry and Kate have successfully combined real life experiences - including ,very honestly ,their own - with hard earned wisdom and plenty of practical tips to help us strengthen the most special relationships in our lives, whatever age or stage we're at." -- Fiona Bruce MP We have known Harry and Kate for many years. They are the real deal. Having rescued their marriage from the brink, they write with great honesty and give sound, practical advice, backed up by the latest research, that will give hope to many couples who can't see a way forward. Everyone will enjoy and benefit from this book, but for some it will be life-changing. -- Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Course "This book has so much for couples to grab hold of to give them hope for the future: great stories that ooze with optimism seamlessly interwoven with important research findings that make mincemeat of the myth that the breakdown of marriage and relationships is inevitable. Most importantly Harry and Kate are super-practical about what to look for when you are looking for help. Read this whatever the State of your Union." -- Dr Samantha Callan, former advisor to David Cameron on Family and Society "Since we can't all have Harry and Kate as our own private love guidance gurus, we will have to make do with this super book, which is really practical and immensely readable - reading it is like breathing fresh air." -- Richard and Maria Kane, founders of Marriage Week Internationalshow more