|About the Book|
For twenty years, Sharyn Wolf, a practicing psychotherapist and relationship expert, has helped revitalize the marriages of countless couples. But while she was being interviewed onOprah and 48 hours to talk about her nationally bestselling books that instructed millions on how to flirt, find mates, and stay lovers for life, she was going home every night to adark secret: a totally failed marriage of her own to a good man she just couldnt leave.In Love Shrinks, Sharyn tells the mindbending--and yet deeplyrelatable--story of her (third ) marriage. In anecdotes that range from poignant to horrifying to side-splittingly funny to heart-rending, she explains how it is possible for two good people to make each othertotally miserable and yet still be unable to leave. In fifteen years of marriage, she and her husband had sex twice. Despite the fact that Sharyn was a national bestselling self-help author, her husband couldnt bringhimself to read a single one of her books. Communication between them had failed so utterly that the simple domestic activity of buying a couch together escalated to disastrous proportions. Yet through it all, they staytogether--even though neither one knows why. Sharyn ends each chapter with a touching story of why she could never bear to leave this man who made her so unhappy.Painted against the backdropof her psycotherapy practice, real-life illustrative cases of her patients, and the wacky story of career trajectory, Sharyn turns her analytical eye on herself and her husband and deftly depicts a marriage on its longlast legs. The result is this beautiful and sad tapestry of a hidden and omnipresent human condition. You will not be able to put her book down.