Summary of Money, Sex, and Kids

Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage

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Money, Sex, and Kids book summary
What do most couples fight about? You guessed it: money, sex and kids. Stop the arguments and save your marriage.


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The answer is, “money, sex and kids.” What is the question? “What are the three issues that stir up the most trouble in a marriage?” If you find yourself endlessly fighting with your spouse, you may have something in common with the hundreds of couples Dr. Tina B. Tessina has counseled who continually bump heads over these emotionally charged issues. Tessina, a.k.a. “Dr. Romance,” shows you how to stop arguing and focus on collaboration. She provides effective strategies and techniques, including fighting do’s and don’ts, budgeting advice, tactics for improving intimacy and exercises for spouses to share. Although the contents are not as innovative as the catchy title, Tessina’s focus on problem solving, mutual support and honest communication can buttress any challenging relationship. If one, two or all three of these divisive issues are threatening to derail your marriage, getAbstract believes this book may help you get back on track.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to handle the three issues that cause the most strife in a marriage: “money, sex and kids”;
  • What steps to follow with your spouse to resolve problems instead of fighting; and
  • How to strengthen your relationship so you both feel happy and fulfilled.


The Big Three
What do couples fight about the most? They butt heads about three emotionally charged issues: “money, sex and kids.” Arguments about money are usually about feelings associated with having or not having money, such as power, prestige, success and happiness. The issues behind...
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About the Author

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist. She has written 11 books, including The 10 Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make Before 40 and The Real Thirteenth Step. Dr. Tessina, also known as “Dr. Romance,” has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah.

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