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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Whyte Narrator: David Whyte Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Three Marriages, David Whyte, the bestselling author, poet, and speaker, asks you to think about your significant relationship to your partner, your work and your inner self in a radically different way by drawing them into a mutually supportive conversation. According to Whyte, we humans are involved not just with one marriage with a significant other. We also have made secret vows to our work and unspoken vows to an inner, constantly developing self. These Three Marriages constantly surprise us, and they demand larger and renewed dedication as the years go by. Whyte’s thesis is that to separate these marriages in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself; that in each of these marriages, will, effort, and hard work are overused, overrated, and in many ways self-defeating. Happiness, Whyte says, is possible, but only if we re-imagine how we inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Whyte argues that it is not possible to sacrifice one marriage for any of the others without causing deep psychological damage. He looks to a different way of seeing and bringing these relationships together and invites us to examine each marriage with a fierce but affectionate eye as he shows the nonnegotiable nature at the core of each commitment. Only by understanding the journey involved in each of the Three Marriages and the stages of their maturation, he says, can we understand how to bring them together in one fulfilled life. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Patricia Kelmar | 2/10/2014

    " Good concept for a book but it was just so wordy and I wasn't learning anything practical that I could put to use. To be fair, I only read the first 65 pages, so maybe it picks up later? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 2/9/2014

    " Like most self-help books, it should be an essay, about the length of a New Yorker article. Got bored. Didn't finish, as it seemed repetitive. Some nuggety bits, though, but buried in a scree of words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 2/8/2014

    " I read this slowly because it fostered a lot of self-reflection along the way. Whyte's notion of work-life balance as an unnecessary competition between two -- or three -- relationships (work, 'marriage' -- to a partner or a community or a cause -- and ones's self) rings true. It was somewhat revelatory for me to reframe that concept as a conversation between three important parts of who I am, rather than a see-saw with work on the one side and 'life' on the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tammy Mabra | 1/18/2014

    " The author is also a poet, as a result I found this book to be very well written, eloquent, intelligent, thoughtful & useful. An enjoyable read that prompts self examination and examination of one's primary commitments. "

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