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Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage

Rehm, Diane, and Rehm, John B.

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ISBN 10: 0375414304 / ISBN 13: 9780375414305
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2002
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286 pges. Appendix, ink notation and sticker residue on front flyleaf. Inscribed and signed by both authors on the title page. From the nationally acclaimed public radio host and her husband comes an inspirational dialogue about the issues and problems of marriage, including raising children, sorting through financial, sexual, and social needs, and how they have persevered through times of real crisis. N° de ref. de la librería 56696

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Título: Toward Commitment: A Dialogue about Marriage

Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: very good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: Second Printing.

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With extraordinary candor and generosity, Diane Rehm, the nationally known Public Radio broadcaster, and her lawyer husband, John, open up for the reader their marriage of forty-two years, revealing the strong and passionate bond between them as well as the conflicts and turmoils that can overtake a relationship. In a series of highly charged dialogues, they grapple with their pronounced differences of background, attitude, and expectation, so that we actually watch them working to understand each other and themselves, and to resolve issues that even after their decades together have remained hurtful and destructive.

Their book is divided into twenty-six chapters, each centered on a difficult and important issue: the expression or repression of anger; strong disagreements about money, about family, about religion, about raising children; temperamental differences—she gregarious, he a loner; the complexities of sexual relationships, and the dangers of sexual estrangement and of the intrusion of a third person into a marriage; challenges arising from professional conflicts, from retirement, from aging, from illness.

What makes Toward Commitment so fascinating is the opportunity to overhear a husband and wife bravely anatomizing their relationship and confronting their points of discord. What makes it so extraordinary—and so valuable—is their total honesty. These perceptive and searching discussions will resonate with any two people who care enough about each other to reach painfully deep inside themselves in order to resolve their difficulties and emerge closer than ever.

About the Author:

Diane Rehm has hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C., since 1979. Currently it is broadcast to approximately sixty cities across the country, as well as internationally by the Armed Forces Radio Network. John B. Rehm, a highly successful Washington lawyer, both for government and in private practice, has recently retired. John and Diane Rehm live in Bethesda, Maryland.

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