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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (523 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stacie Cockrell Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck and Christopher Burns Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Addressing both the male and female perspective, Babyproofing Your Marriage explores the impact of parenthood on marriage. It attacks the complicated subject by detailing the insights of and lessons learned by both men and women. Quotes from real people, bolstered by the author's own experiences as young mothers and wives, give the work a balanced and honest voice, fuelled by first-hand knowledge.

Like a friend who will give it to you straight, Babyproofing Your Marriage speaks to the listener with candor, humor, and empathy. The book explores many common frustrations, including division of labor disputes, the confusion of changing roles and expectations, the anxiety over sex (or lack thereof), and dealing with parents and in-laws.

Yet rather than just providing reassurance that such aggravations are common, the book offers insight into why marital problems occur and how they can be addressed. This analysis of marital issues is especially fascinating because it clearly demarcates the differences in male and female opinion. Explaining the deep divide between how men and women respond to parenthood, the authors provide a way to bridge the gap; they offer innovative remedies for the negative influence of young children on marriage.

Touching a raw nerve, the book strikes at the heart of who we are as individuals, couples, and families, by discussing subjects that are normally taboo. People don't want to appear disloyal to their spouse or seem resentful of their children, but at the same time, they are desperate to find solutions. With insightful analysis, unique advice, and a humorous tone, Babyproofing Your Marriage will become an indispensable guide for parents everywhere.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marion | 2/19/2014

    " DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! It is utterly depressing and filled me with terror about life with kids. Maybe some of it is true but you just don't need to read about it. Deal with your own life and marriage. Don't read about other people's gripes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sabrina | 2/14/2014

    " I read this when our son was a few months old - hilarious and informative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/12/2014

    " Who wouldn't want to laugh more, argue less, and communicate better, with or without children? As with most books of this type, it really is just three women with children of their own asking their friends and husbands stuff, not particularly rigorous or professional advice, but the authors do a nice job of presenting the opinions of both husbands and wives. Will it change your life? Probably not. Will it make you realize your crazy household is pretty darn normal? Probably yes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brynn Lewis | 2/9/2014

    " I thought this book was pretty negative, all about the ways having a baby will put strain on different aspects of your marriage. I don't have kids yet, but I can't imagine that it will be as bad as these authors describe. Also, it's written by three women/wives/mothers, and I thought they were often a little crude. Maybe they were trying to be appealing to male readers? I don't know, but I don't recommend it. "

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About the Author

Stacie Harris Cockrell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to receive her MBA from the University of Texas. After graduate school, she was a finance and marketing professional at Dell Inc. and subsequently cofounded a high-tech company in Austin, Texas. She resides in Austin with her husband and their three children.