The Rough Patch by Daphne de Marneffe

The Rough Patch

From a leading clinical psychologist who has counseled couples and individuals for decades, a wise, radical, and optimistic approach to marriage that promises compatibility between an individual’s development and the often relentless demands of a relationship.People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before—for their children’s health and well-being, and for their own. Indeed, among the college-educate...

Details The Rough Patch

TitleThe Rough Patch
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Marriage, Relationships

Reviews The Rough Patch

  • Cristine Mermaid
    To be fair, this is an ARC so it hasn't completely been edited yet so a couple of the issues I have with it may not be relevant by the time it is actually released.I started reading this on break and it resonated. I am their demographic. I related to so much of it and it was incredibly reassuring to learn that my feelings/thoughts/experiences are quite typical and normal. I highlighted this book like mad because so many thoughts I have that worry...
  • Wendy
    Trying to make a marriage work in this day and age is difficult with all the outside influences that so easily can rip apart the love and harmony that was initially experienced. “The Rough Patch” which I won through Goodreads Giveaways explores the problems that develop as a marriage progresses and unhappiness emerges when one or both marital partners feel lonely, confused, going through the motions, stuck in a rut or so distraught that they ...
  • Susan Underbrink
    A big thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. Not sure I got this as I am now separated . Maybe to see how I can avoid making the same mistakes. I found it interesting, but not with many tips. It reconfirmed that what I was feeling wasn't unusual. I may have missed it but I didn't see much on divorce with older children. Overall I found it helpful.
  • Hoss
    Thoughtful, insightful and deeply moving. Ms de Marneffe is a keen observer of “the rough patch” and what makes marriage work.
  • Susan
    I thought that this would be an interesting non-fiction. The content can be helpful for any relationship, but I just found the info un-relateable.
  • Nicole Heckel
    there were some really good messages in here but it just didn't feel as comprehensive as I would have liked. there was a lot of focus on children, which can't be generalized to a lot of couples, and the majority of the examples didn't feel even remotely true which made that hard to generalize as well. However, the bits that I found valuable were REALLY good, so I kind of forgave it