"I had a hard time finishing this book; my married friends kept stealing it. Lively, personal, and jargon free, it is a delight to read. . . . The authors know and show what it means to make a marriage work." —Jill Elka Harkaway, Ed.D.In a radical departure from traditional marital therapy approaches, the authors use the power of validation and solution-oriented strategies to break marital deadlocks. Rather than becoming mired in blame and analysis, they help couples find problems that can be solved, move toward collaboration and accountability, and change destructive patterns. Their approach—hopeful, positive, and often humorous—has been well received in their workshops for couples.