I had the opportunity to receive a copy of The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, this was a difficult read. Don’t get me wrong, there is some great information in here, and I took about a page of notes and there are lots of nuggets of wisdom that I plan to incorporate into my own marriage….
But…this book could have been SO MUCH better. The “secrets”, while potentially transformational, are not complicated or difficult to understand, but the reader has to wade through pages of material and background and case studies to get to the information that you need. I wish that “meat” of the book would have been about 40-50 pages long, with the option to dive deeper into the details in a separate section of the book. Also, a review of the material would have been helpful as well. The list of secrets that I culled from the book could have easily been printed on a reference page that could be accessed easily and perhaps provide some usefulness to the reader.
While there is some great material in here, reader beware, you are going to have to go out to the deep end to learn the secrets.