One of the most influential psychotherapists of our time revisits his "two dozen myths" two decades later. Surprises aplenty in this no-holds-barred conversation with readers about the "myths" that get married couples in trouble. The notions that "Husbands & wives should be best friends," "Marriage should be a 50-50 partnership," & "An unhappy marriage is better than a broken home," are explored, debunked, and re-examined in the light of 21st century hindsight. This is a provocative, insightful, sometimes disturbing look at some of our most cherished beliefs about marriage. "In the years that have ensued since the publication of MARITAL MYTHS in 1985," says Dr. Lazarus, "I have treated hundreds of additional couples, participated in professional meetings and educational panels on couples therapy, and done a great deal of reading on intimate relationships. In the light of these years of new information & experience, I have revisited my two dozen "Marital Myths," & expressed disagreement with -- or adherence to -- the ideas I expressed in the original edition." This remarkable blend of controversy, humor & useful information offers an eye-opening look at the relationship most fundamental to western culture -- the intimate couple. Dr. Lazarus's expert understanding & straightforward friendly style combine to make this an invaluable tool for pre-marital couples, committed couples who want to improve their relationships, individuals who have recently divorced or separated and want to succeed "next time," and professionals who work with couples (e.g., family psychologists, divorce counselors, marriage & family therapist).Lazarus, Arnold A. is the author of 'Marital Myths Revisted A Fresh Look at Two Dozen Mistaken Beliefs About Marriage' with ISBN 9781886230385 and ISBN 1886230382.