The Rules for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work

The authors of the bestselling "The Rules*" and "The Rules* II" offer relationship advice for women who have the ring and want to create the most satisfying and fulfilling marriage possible.

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By Synesthesia (SPIDERS!) (Rockland, MA) · ★☆☆☆☆ · December 28, 2011
This book should be called how to have a marriage that sucks. I hated it. If I was married and it was like that I'd jump out of a window.
It's basically all about the man. The woman exists to obey, to do all of the heavy emotional work and take care of the children. It puts just enough feminism to... ...more
By Alex · ★☆☆☆☆ · January 28, 2011
They began with The Rules, a book that soon jumped to the top of the Times’ bestseller lists, following up with: The Rules Dating Journal, The Rules Note Cards, and The Rules II. Now, fresh from the press, the dynamic duo brings us The Rules for Marriage, as if Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider ha... ...more
By Trisha (Krugersdorp, 06, South Africa) · ★☆☆☆☆ · August 03, 2012
I picked this book up while I was doing laundry and I found it compelling. In the same way that you are sometimes compelled to look at the seen of a horrifying accident and cannot pull your eyes away.

The authours seem to believe that men are these fragile creatures and that unless you are willin... ...more
By Cori (Tucson, AZ) · ★★★★★ · December 25, 2014
This book can be summarized as "accept your husband the way he is, and don't nag him." Though I suspect many women will not like this advice, I think most men would agree with the advice on this book.

By Melanie (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 12, 2008
I found this when one of my roommate's left it when she moved; apparently, all the women in her family had passed this around for is HYSTERICAL...and maybe i just liked it because the girl in the beginning who "does it right and effortlessly" is Melanie...:) ...more
By Lisa (The United States) · September 01, 2008
Marriage ...more