Book of Life's lessons, each page has 1 to 3 quotable lessons. Example Passage on p7: " It's like an unbroken circle: the better you treat other people, the better you will feel about yourself. The better you feel about yourself (and the less obsessed about yourself you are), the easier it will be to behave thoughtfully with others " Australia's foremost self-help author shares her wisdom on marriage and how people can achieve an 'almost perfect' relationship. Get your relationship right and you're on your way to happiness. The Almost-Perfect Marriage is for people in relationships of all kinds - and goes directly to the attitudes and behaviours that truly make a world of difference to people's happiness, confidence and well being. Stephanie has been asked many times why the book isn't called "The Almost-Prefect Relationship" and how she chose the book’s very striking format. Two reasons. First, I think it makes an intriguing and attractive title! Also, I have been writing about relationships more broadly for 25 years and have consistently emphasised how important it is to think about all the relationships in our lives. But in this small book I wanted to pay very particular attention to committed intimate relationships - not least because they are often where we invest our highest hopes and feel our greatest disappointments when they don't work out. People may not be formally married but still have the same level of commitment. They can also feel totally at home with this book. There is no greater treasure on earth than a deeply shared experience of love. In this wise and beautiful book, Stephanie Dowrick gently and confidently leads readers towards the attitudes and actions that will best support a genuinely loving intimate relationship - even with the extreme demands of contemporary life. Practical and inspirational, this book is as much for people in longstanding relationships as it is for complete newcomers. ' It's not age, sexuality, wealth, religion or culture that will determine the success of your relationship. It is your willingness to discover what love truly means. '