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User Topic: Marriage Sherpa
Member # 21964
Default  Posted: 6:48 AM, December 17th (Friday)

Has any one looked at the products? Or the Dr. Huizenga e-books ( I get the emails from them (full of teasers promising useful info, but no real info themselves) and I wondered if anyone had actually bought them. Were they helpful? I'm still looking for information to put my WHs affair(s) in context to help me sort through my feelings about what happened. The MarriageSherpa products keep promising to help classify affair types and offer communication tips when conversations are tough. Just curious if others had bought them and found them helpful.

"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
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Posts: 3120 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: Mexico
Member # 28377
Default  Posted: 8:12 AM, December 17th (Friday)

cayc, I just looked at the website. Read a few of the articles. My personal opinion is it is just fluff. The articles basically told the BS to "live in the present" and "choose not to be jealous" and to "work on preventing affairs before they happen" (duh?) I'm sorry - the authors don't tell you HOW to do these things. They are very "vegetarian" (No meat)

I would not put much stock in the website or therefore the books/materials. But again, just my opinion.

Me - W - 48
Him - H - 47
Together since we were 14/15
Married 27 yrs in August (renewed our vows in 2011-H's idea!)
DD-23, DS-15
Separated for 7 mos & were 3 wks from divorce when we reconciled
Happily R for almost 4 years

Posts: 1450 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: MO
Member # 17210
Default  Posted: 2:29 AM, December 18th (Saturday)

The emails and websites are just marketing teasers. Long ago I subscribed to a
"free marketting course" that was mostly about selling franchises for a marketting program, so I recognize the techniques.

The books are not bad, but not worth the price IMHO.

Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

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Posts: 14924 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: Winnipeg
Member # 30169
Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, December 21st (Tuesday)

I recieve those e mails also. The book does look helpful but I'm cautious not to go on "purchase overload". Maybe if I see it at the book store or it comes recomended then I may $$$ it. Honestly I havent read anything as helpful as the person to person feedback I've recieved from the original web site i first found. And some comments from this sitet as well.

hard work pays off.... so does the emotional hard work.... happy me.... worry less, do more

Posts: 165 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: a good place
Member # 32966
Default  Posted: 3:41 PM, August 5th (Friday)

I looked at it too. Not going to spend my hard earned money on a book when I can maybe get the same information from one or two other books that I can look at before I buy them...


Me WS 43
Her BS 43
Married since 3/29/92
3 teenage kids
DDay Mar 24th,2011

Posts: 98 | Registered: Aug 2011 | From: NV
Member # 23328
Default  Posted: 6:49 AM, February 4th (Tuesday)

Bumping for new curious members.

Take care of yourself. There's a great future out there. It won't come to you; you have to go to it.

Posts: 5181 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
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