THE "ANTI-DIVORCE" BOOK FOR COUPLES WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING "I DO" LAST FOR A LIFETIME Robert Stephan Cohen believes that no marriage is half as complicated as a divorce -- and with three decades of experience as a high-profile divorce lawyer, he should know! In Reconcilable Differences, he gives couples the keys to navigating conflicts before they become roadblocks to marital harmony. Cohen begins by identifying the seven "Universal Differences" that often lead to conflict but don't necessarily signal the end of the union: Parallel Lives * Communication * Sex * Money * Infidelity * Transitions * In-laws/Family With the cool, compassionate voice of a trusted adviser, he then explains that there are three phases of conflict: Warning signs -- the early tip-offs that trouble is brewing; Crimes and misdemeanors -- actions guaranteed to raise tempers; and Reconciliation -- the process of getting back on track. Drawing on countless case histories, Cohen reveals how to put these differences behind you and move forward -- together.
Linda Carter, Ph.D. Director of the Family Studies program at New York University Child Study Center Essential reading for couples at all stages of their relationship.
Adam Begley New York Observer Practical advice on how to keep the leaky craft of coupledom afloat....If Reconcilable Differences were to end up on every bedside table, Cohen could end up unemployed.
Andrew Schepard New York Law Journal Nonjudgmental and upbeat. Mr. Cohen's portraits of couples in crisis are rich and humane. He sees their problems from all perspectives, not just those of his clients or his gender.