Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B. is a multi-published international author whose relationship guides are sold worldwide and have been translated into several languages. Her top-selling Marriage SOS book series combines her multidiscipline background in couples mediation, communication and relationship coaching to offer readers a refreshingly straightforward and practical alternative to the theory-burdened books that typically populate the relationship self-help genre.
“Deb’s books could kick-start a wreck of a relationship back into high gear.” – Sue Johansen, Oxygen Network
Leading marriage author-expert and couples mediator Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B., provides a ground-breaking, plain-spoken approach to tackling affairs and inappropriate opposite-sex friendships. She outlines an innovative way for spouses to work as allies to rebuild trust and repair their marriage: the betrayed spouse reads Part I of the book, while the unfaithful spouse reads Part II. Each part contains frank insight and workable advice that is tailored to the position each spouse finds himself or herself in. The goal is to get couples working as a team as quickly as possible. This book is suitable for partners and couples who are willing to hear the “hard truth” at times, which includes looking at their own behavior and making changes.
(Note: Those facing more challenging situations may instead wish to consider the Overcoming Infidelity // For Betrayed Spouses and/or Overcoming Infidelity // For Spouses Who Stray audio crash courses. These user-friendly, online multimedia courses cover significantly more material, go into far greater depth and “teach” you how to proactively incorporate their strategies into your specific situation.)
“For a sagging relationship, you can get the spark back again if the book’s instructions are followed.” – The Washington Post
In Marriage SOS, Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B., has gathered her unique brand of pull-no-punches marriage advice into book format. The result is a practical, plain-spoken and fast-acting marriage guide that speaks with a candor that appeals to men as well as women. Part “emergency” marriage manual and part wake-up call to couples, Debra has created a month-long relationship saver that each day gives spouses a new “lifeline” strategy to rescue their relationship. It also offers an overview of “crisis care” to help spouses survive those acute or chronic problems that can drain the life out of a marriage. This remarkably pragmatic, effective and user-friendly book should be essential reading for all couples, whether as a remedy for marriage ills or as preventative medicine.
“Most people spend the largest part of their adulthood slogging through committed relationships, and they need books like this.” – Library Journal
Authored by Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B., the world’s leading authority on “oil patch” relationships and a consultant for the energy sector, this book tackles common problems seen in oil patch marriages, including such issues as time apart and loneliness, emotional meltdowns, telephone and text fights, absence and intimacy, broken trust, money problems (a budget framework is included), dealing with an unappreciative, unsupportive or critical spouse and more. It also includes marriage-saving “checkpoints” for a husband’s Days On/Away and Days Off/Home, so that couples can stay connected while apart and get along while together. This book will be relevant to any couple who needs to make an “extended time apart” marriage work, from executives to long-haul truck drivers.
In this Blended Family Edition of her Marriage SOS book series, Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B. offers real-world advice to partners who are struggling with a blended family or step situation. Best of all, she helps partners use their blended-family situation to strengthen their relationship. Part marriage manual and part wake-up call to couples, this month-long relationship saver gives partners a new “lifeline” strategy each day to improve their relationship and blended-family life. It also offers an overview of the biggest challenges that partners face. While this book is fair and encouraging to partners who are sincerely motivated to make the best of a blended family situation, it is alive to the problems and power struggles in blended-family life and tackles these in a plain-spoken way.
Don & Debra Macleod are husband-and-wife authors whose top-selling books help long-term couples balance emotional and sexual intimacy within marriage.
Winner: Women’s Health Magazine “Best in Bed” Award