Pearls of Wisdom from Everlasting Matrimony with Sheryl Kurland – Emotional Pro

January 1st, 2007

2/1/2007 Thursday 9am to 10am Pacific Time
Author Sheryl Kurland interviewed 75 couples married 50 years or more –the “real life” relationship experts — and reported her findings in Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls Of Wisdom From Couples Married 50 Years Or More. The couples represent a “sprinkling of America” from all different faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities. Is there a common denominator among couples married 50+ years? We’ll find out as we hear what Sheryl learned, information you can use in relating with your Valentine!
Segment 1: 4000 Years of Wedded Caring
75 couples married 50 years or more gives us over 4000 years of collective wisdom from which to draw. Sheryl Kurland tells about the inception of her project, the importance of determination in marriage, the most common thing people do to mess up their marriage, and whether living together before marriage ensures longterm success of the marriage.
Segment 2: Three Ways to Solve 99.9 of All Arguments
Be sure to listen to find out about the 85-15 rule, the Your Department/My Department system and the 30 Minute Timeout approaches for solving arguments. Sheryl talks about the buildup of one’s “Emotional Bank Account,” as we discuss what couples in Everlasting Matrimony have done to resolve arguments, forgive, and build love within the framework of their relationship. And, BTW, which comes first, sex or love? And does sex last throughout the years? Find out!
Segment 3: 5 You-haven’t-heard-these-before Relationship Tips
Sheryl has more formulas to help us navigate a successful long-term marriage, such as the “75/25/150 Rule,” “The W.A.M.Principle” and the five relationship tips. Sheryl continues a relationships advice column, through which she turns to those long-term marriage couples for answers to submitted questions. Interestingly, after more than 50 years, partners (who answer separately) may still have very different “takes” on an issue. Sheryl tells us how she saved 5 years of marriage counseling through doing the Everlasting Marriage project!

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