Terrence Real is the bestselling author of I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women. He has been a practicing family therapist for more than 20 years and has lectured and held workshops across the country. In March 2002, Real founded the Relational Life Institute. His work has been featured on Today and Good Morning America, as well as in The New York Times, Psychology Today, Esquire, and numerous academic publications.
Advance praise for The New Rules of Marriage
"Terry Real helps overturn old-fashioned, confining roles and opens up a treasury of hope for lasting and exciting intimacy for couples everywhere. This is a wonderful, joyful, and highly useful book."
-Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Crazy Busy
"Falling in love is easy, staying in love is another matter. Couples yearning for more closeness are truly in uncharted territory . . . until now, that is. This book offers amazing new insights about men and women and what it takes to make relationships work in our ever-changing culture."
-Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, author of Divorce Busting
"If you're tired of the same old dance, get ready to learn a few new steps-real steps-the ones that will make a difference in your life and the lives of those you love."
-Cheryl Richardson, author of Life Makeovers
"Terrence Real offers a brilliant, winning strategy for achieving the full-tilt, authentic, exhilarating connection both women and men crave. Real's revolutionary program is sure to lead them to it-with the dignity, fairness, and humor that characterizes his work."
-Dalma Heyn, author of Drama Kings
"An amazing guide to developing powerful relational skills. It is served up with great wit and a keen sense of humor-a great read."
-Pia Mellody, author of Facing Love Addiction and The Intimacy Factor
"Groundbreaking, insightful, funny, this book brings readers the inside scoop. Sharing the deep and simple truths, it offers us practical wisdom everybody can use to make love work."
-Bell Hooks, author of All About Love: New Visions