Why Couples Fight: A Step-by-Step Guide to Ending the Frustration, Conflict, and Resentment in Your Relationship

Citadel. Jan. 2021. 352p. ISBN 9780806540443. pap. $15.95. SELF-HELP
Relationship expert Kirshenbaum (Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay) offers couples a path through the conflicts in relationships. She helps readers understand the real reason marriage is hard (power struggles), and demonstrates how sighs, eye rolls, and silences do little to solve the dissatisfaction both partners might feel. Kirshenbaum suggests a three-step method for problem solving, which involves letting go of power moves and being patient with each other. The author includes realistic life stories and bulleted lists of key points.
VERDICT This will be very helpful for couples who are struggling, particularly during the COVID era, to have a mutually supportive relationship.
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