Do-Over Tips for First Time Failures
fka Love Gone Viral: Couples Who Make You Wanna Puke, And How To Be Part Of One
2nd Place, 2012 Houston Writers Guild Narrative Nonfiction Manuscript Contest
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Let’s face it. People keep getting married. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they make other people want to puke is too strong to ignore.
The problem is we’ve all grown up to expect that fairy tale endings happen by accident, that if we wish upon a star, or let down our golden hair, then, blammo, we’ll get our happily ever after. In other words, we’re lazy and feel entitled to have the one thing we want most in the world – the one thing we should work hardest to create and nurture – without doing squat to make our dreams reality. We fall in love, we marry, we pout, we nag, we sulk, and we sabotage.
How to Screw Up Your Marriage interrupts the pity party with a no-nonsense formula for couplehood success, written by a human relations expert who is herself in a wonderfully nauseating marriage with a passel of his and hers kids.
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Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and best-selling women’s fiction mysteries (Saving Grace, Leaving Annalise, and others) and humorous nonfiction (How to Screw Up Your Kids, What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes?, and others) by night. She is passionate about great writing and smart authorpreneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.