Christine Meinecke, Ph.D.
 

 

Nobody wants to marry the wrong person...
In fact, most of us are determined to marry the right person.  We go wrong, because we are blinded by infatuation and misled by myths and misconceptions.  We go wrong, because we follow conventional guideposts (just like everyone before us has) and fail to ask ourselves, Where exactly is this leading?  We go wrong, because we base our expectations about romantic relationships on old thinking. 
 

Everybody Marries the Wrong Person:

  • busts 20 myths of old thinking about romantic relationships
  • introduces the new marriage paradigm - self-responsible spouse
  • explains why self-responsibility brings fulfillment to relationships
  • details how to practice self-responsibility.  more
     

 

 
 
About the Book

Infatuation is temporary. 

Disenchantment is inevitable.

Marriage cannot succeed without mature love.

Mature love is self-responsible.

Self-responsible spouses do not try to change their partners.  Instead, they focus on managing their own insecurities and dark moods, expectations and reactions.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

  1. Out With the Old
  2. I May Be Dumb...
  3. Red Flags
  4. Nature's Cruel Joke
  5. Hot Sex Here
  6. Mutual Admiration Society
  7. So Much in Common
  8. Bait and Switch
  9. Soap Operas
  10. In With the New
  11. Strengths and Virtues
  12. "Down in Front"
  13. Growing Yourself Up
  14. Extreme Makeovers
  15. ...But I'm Not Stupid
  16. The Love We Make  

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About the Author

Christine Meinecke, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, who practices full-time in Des Moines, Iowa.  Dr. Meinecke has worked with adults, couples, and adolescents in hospital and private practice settings and taught undergraduates, graduate students, and medical residents.  She married her beloved wrong person twenty-nine years ago.  

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Photo by Deems Ortega

Reviews

                 

 "...in the tradition of best-sellers like Freakonomics and Stumbling on Happiness...an upbeat reality check."  Publishers Weekly, Web Exclusive, August 16, 2010                                  

 "Worthwhile..."  Library Journal, July 2010

 "...if you have questions about your marriage, this book will prove very helpful."

"...filled with good advice..."  

Bookviews by Alan Caruba  - "My Picks of the Month" - March 2010 and September 2010

News & Press

The Audrey Chapman Show - WHUR, Washington, D.C. - April 7, 2012

Featured in February 2012 issue of Psychology Today

NOW AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK  -  Amazon.com

Look for Washington Post online chat transcript, On Love: Did you marry the wrong person?

Look for Dr. Meinecke's posts on Psychology Today Blogs.  Search Bloggers for Christine Meinecke, Ph.D. or Index of Blogs for Everybody Marries the Wrong Person.

Pulitzer Prize winner, Jane Schorer Meisner's, interview, The play's the thing for psychologist, appeared in the Oct 24, 2010, Des Moines Register.

BOOK TALKS - Sept 14, 2010, 7pm - The Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA

                 - Sept 28, 2010, 7pm - Granger Public Library, Granger, IA

                 - Oct 19, 2010, 7pm - Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Avenue, Suite 1, Des Moines, IA

www.thatsfit.ca features a Q&A about Everybody Marries the Wrong Person.  Look under Love & Relationships, interview by Sarah Treleaven.

Redbook magazine (August 2010) features an interview with Dr. Meinecke.  Look for "Follow This Love Advice Every Day."

 
 
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