When you’ve been married for a while, it’s really easy to lose touch over time, even though you’re sharing your lives together, raising kids and facing life’s responsibilities, but the book ’50 Fridays Marriage Challenge’ can help put you back in touch with each other.
It’s supposed to be read as a couple, ending each chapter with a question prompt meant to help you get to know each other better again, or get back in touch with where the other stands on all kinds of issues.
I was sent a copy to review recently and immediately poured through the first chapter and tried tackling the first question/challenge.
I have shared the fact that my marriage has been anything but strong the past few years. We can both blame it on any number of things, but we have absolutely lost touch with each other.
So, we took to task number one and I have to admit, we couldn’t get through answering even this first question without tears. We weren’t ready for the honesty expected, or required, from couples working their way through this book. Questions range from things like “What makes you laugh out loud?” to “If you had one day left on earth, what would you say to your spouse?” The first question shook us to the core, though. One critical part of moving through this book is that both husband and wife agree to be open, honest, and not judge the responses…it’s supposed to feel safe when you respond. You’ll cover everything from finances to sex. And chances are you’ll cry a little, too.
I can tell you ’50 Fridays Marriage Challenge’ would make a great wedding gift…something that couples could use in that first year to remind them to check in weekly with each other, no matter what else ends up on their to-do lists in life.
The book could revitalize your relationship if you are strong, and maybe even get you back on the same page if you’re not.
In my opinion, you have nothing to lose in trying, and at less than $15, it could be the cheapest therapy you’ll ever find.