Things You Should Know About Your Mate
Speaking as someone who has been married, to the same wife, for 51 years, I find that the information and advice provided by Michael Webb in his book, “1000 Questions For Couples” to be right on point for the conversations couples need to have to establish a lasting relationship.
Michael says, and I agree, that one of the biggest reason marriages end in divorce is because couples fail to ask the big questions before they walk down the aisle.
If couples simply spent some time asking each other the questions that really matter, they'd greatly increase their chances of staying together.
The great thing about a "question book" is that it makes it easier to ask those difficult questions and encourages an environment to address them.
But is Michael Webb's "1000 Questions For Couples" the right book for this?
In short, yes. Most question books 'beat around the bush,' never really providing the important questions, and others simply don't have enough questions.
On the other hand, Webb has put together the most comprehensive collection of questions, covering every single topic you'd ever want to know about before tying the knot.
It includes tough subjects like money, children & child rearing, career, past and present relationships, religion, morals, convictions and beliefs, personality, and even sex.
But don't get me wrong - while there are many serious and tough topics to discuss, there are also many "lighter" yet just as important topics, including the car and driving, vacations, food and well being, pets, and your favorite things.
That's one thing I really loved about this book. It covered every conceivable topic from the super serious to the lighthearted and fun, making it easy for couples to start with easy questions and build their way up to important ones.
Also, a great bonus is having the ability to deliver several of the questions to my email each day, making everything automatic. I just go about my day and get new questions to ask my loved one, without having to really think about it.
In all, there's nothing really negative I can say about this book. It delivers exactly what it says and covers every question you would ever want to ask your loved one.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. NOT just couples who are thinking of getting married but also couples who just want to feel closer together, or people dating, who just want to initiate engaging conversation with their significant other.