Chapter 13
Marriage and Committed Relationships
In This Chapter
• Who needs commitment?
• How to deepen your bond
• Conflict management without (too many) tears
“Commitment.” What does that word conjure for you? Cozy, lifelong partnership with the man or woman of your dreams?
Or psych wards, barred windows, and straitjackets?
Maybe both?
In this chapter, we’ll explore how you can enjoy the first kind of commitment while avoiding the second. Your social intelligence skills can make all the difference.
But first, let’s check your knowledge of what it takes to stay in a committed relationship and out of a straitjacket!

Check Yourself Out

This quiz is designed to help you assess your “marriage SI.” Read each item and circle the response that best ...

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