Love Busters: Protect Your Marriage by Replacing Love-Busting Patterns with Love-Building Habits

Love Busters: Protect Your Marriage by Replacing Love-Busting Patterns with Love-Building Habits

by Willard F. Jr. Harley

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A Classic Resource from Dr. Harley—Now Revised and Repackaged to Highlight Six Changes in Habits That Will Save Your Marriage

According to relationship expert and bestselling author Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., after couples get married, they often develop habits that slowly undermine the love they have for each other. If tolerated, these Love Busters—selfish demands, disrespectful judgments, angry outbursts, dishonesty, annoying habits, and independent behavior—will destroy a couple's love for each other. The solution, however, isn't merely to avoid these negative behaviors and attitudes. Rather, it's to cultivate Love Builders—positive habits that will strengthen the relationship.

With Dr. Harley's expert guidance, couples will be able to avoid the major causes of marital unhappiness and disappointment. Instead of tearing their marriage apart, they will learn to build it into the marriage they had needed and wanted. This book is a perfect companion to His Needs, Her Needs and will be useful to pastors, counselors, and couples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727710
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 305,328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr. is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, a marriage counselor, and the bestselling author of numerous books, including His Needs, Her Needs; Five Steps to Romantic Love; Surviving an Affair; Draw Close; and He Wins, She Wins. Harley's much-loved book, His Needs, Her Needs, is also available with a video curriculum for churches and small groups. His popular website,, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 The Secret to Lasting Love 9

2 The Love Bank 13

3 How Love Busters Can Wreck a Marriage 23

4 Selfish Demands: Part 1 33

5 Selfish Demands: Part 2 47

6 Disrespectful Judgments: Part 1 61

7 Disrespectful Judgments: Part 2 73

8 Angry Outbursts: Part 1 85

9 Angry Outbursts: Part 2 95

10 Dishonesty: Part 1 115

11 Dishonesty: Part 2 129

12 Independent Behavior: Part 1 143

13 Independent Behavior: Part 2 151

14 Annoying Habits: Part 1 165

15 Annoying Habits: Part 2 173

Bonus Chapter: Building Romantic Love with Care 185

Bonus Chapter: Building Romantic Love with Time 195

Appendix A Basic Concepts to Help You Fall in Love and Stay in Love 201

Appendix B Love Busters Questionnaire 211

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