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What Mums Want (and Dads Need to Know) Harry Benson, Kate Benson

ISBN:
9780745968858
Published:
20th January 2017
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
224 pages: 198mm x 130mm

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Everyone wants reliable love. Yet nearly half of all today's parents split up. Harry and Kate Benson began their own married life with great expectations. But within a few years of parenthood, they stood on the brink of divorce. Their road to recovery - and to building a family of six children - helped turn Harry into Britain's leading champion for marriage. In this ground-breaking book, Harry and Kate tell their own inspiring, hope-filled story, set within the wider context of family research into what works. Harry and Kate's radical solution to strengthening families and reducing unnecessary family breakdown is simple. Modern research suggests a happy mother tends to mean happy children. The mother is the lynchpin around whom the family rotates. Yet for most mothers, the success of a marriage depends primarily on the husband's ability to make his wife feel valued. In other words: husband, love your wife. And she will love you right back. In that order. That's what mums want. That's the recipe for happy family life.
Harry Benson is one of Britain's leading champions for marriage. As research director for Marriage Foundation, his findings are routinely cited in the media and by politicians and have made front page news on several occasions. Formerly one of the youngest Royal Navy helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war - about which he wrote the bestselling military history SCRAM - Harry has spent the last twenty years researching, writing and teaching about marriage and family. As founder of a Bristol charity, he taught hundreds of relationship courses to thousands of couples, including 'Let's Stick Together', a pioneering short programme for new parents evaluated by the Department for Education and delivered through NHS post-natal clinics and Surestart centres. He also co-authored influential family policy papers for the Centre for Social Justice. Harry's last book 'What Mums Want: And Dads Need To Know' - co-authored with his wife Kate - made #11 on Amazon and explains how their own back-from-the-brink experience demonstrates how marriages go wrong and what makes them go right. Harry and Kate live on a rural small holding, have been married 33 years, and have six young adult children. Hopefully that means they are doing something right!|

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