The Exceptional Seven Percent

Gregory K. Popcak

ISBN 9780806537627
Publish Date 8/1/2002
Format ePub
Categories Non Fiction Self Help , Kensington Ebooks
List Price: $9.99

“With a mature style that is intellectually appealing, Popcak shares his inspiring conviction that marriage can be a powerfully actualizing experience.” —Publishers Weekly

What Do Exceptional Couples Know That Others Don’t?

If roughly fifty percent of marriages fail, what about the other fifty percent—the ones that “succeed”? Are those couples who stay together necessarily happy?

No, not necessarily. In fact, many marriages that remain intact are far less than ideal. A mere seven percent are really good—in fact, exceptional. These couples have much greater than average passion, happiness, longevity, and fulfillment. And the good news is, luck has nothing to do with it.

But if less-than-exceptional marriages are made up of men who are supposedly from Mars and women who are supposedly from Venus, what planet do exceptional husbands and wives come from? What are the secrets of exceptional couples . . . and what can they teach us?

Marriage therapist Gregory K. Popcak believes that ways of relating employed by exceptional couples can benefit all marriages. In The Exceptional Seven Percent, he looks at the most successful couples and exposes their secrets. Each chapter examines in detail the basic characteristics of exceptional couples, including:

Developing a marital imperative—the key to unlocking all the other Exceptional Couple qualities

Setting and achieving emotional goals

Cultivating exceptional levels of fidelity, loving, service, rapport, negotiation, gratitude, joy, and sexuality

Through anecdotes, analyses, exercises, quizzes, and guidance that is consistently supported by marriage research, you’ll learn what your weaknesses are and how you can begin to make positive changes. You have the power to turn your marriage into the most precious thing in your life. Why settle for anything less?

About Gregory K. Popcak:

Dr. Gregory Popcak is the author of nearly 20 popular books. Since 2001, he and his wife, Lisa Popcak, have hosted several nationally-syndicated, call-in radio advice programs including their most recent show, More2Life, which airs on almost 400 stations across the country as well as SiriusXM Channel 130. Dr. Popcak’s articles appear regularly in Family Foundations and other periodicals. Dr. Greg Popcak is a sought-after public speaker and trainer and has been honored to address audiences across North America, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Dr. Popcak serves as the chair of the Marriage and Family Studies program at Holy Apostles College and has academic appointments in both the social work and graduate theology departments at Franciscan University. He lives outside Pittsburgh. Visit his website at exceptionalmarriages.com. Visit his blog.

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