Clinical psychologist and radio host Dr. Steven Craig will present his book The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.at the Baldwin Public Library. This revolutionary book helps couples identify the six different people they need to be come over the course of their relationship in order to grow together rather than apart. Throughout his career as a marriage counselor, Dr. Craig has identified a common thread in strained relationships: the belief that change should be avoided at all costs. Determined to destroy this harmful myth, Dr. Craig presents a concept as straightforward as it is original: Marriages don’t fail when people change they fail when people don’t change. The Book Beat is co-sponsoring this event with the Baldwin Public Library, located at 300 W. Merrill St in downtown Birmingham.
Listen to Live relationship “Contact Therapy” on WDVD radio with Dr. Craig –Podcasts of Dr. Craig can be found on this website or on the 96.3 FM WDVD website.
“You’re not the person I married—you’ve changed!”
“I’m not the one who changed, you did!”
Throughout his career as a marriage counselor, Dr. Steven Craig has heard those accusations repeated by couples over and over, reflecting a dangerous belief common to many strained relationships—the belief that change should be avoided at all costs. And yet the truth is as striking as it is straightforward: marriages don’t fail when people change; they fail when people don’t change.
In The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have, Dr. Craig divides the typical marriage into six stages, outlining the common misconceptions and opportunities for growth at each stage. From the earliest stage—becoming the right person for one’s spouse in the new marriage—to thinking and acting as a team and thereafter adjusting to the dynamics of parenthood, caring for older children and elderly parents, adapting to the empty nest, and, finally, growing into the golden years as a dependable companion, 6 Husbands shows how a successful marriage, far from being dependent on finding the right person, actually depends on the husband and wife becoming the right people. Using Dr. Craig’s communication tools, checklists, and assessments designed to inspire change, couples will learn who they need to become in order to support each other at every stage of their life together, and they will also learn how to create a road map for getting there.
As Dr. Craig says, “A marriage isn’t a marathon; it’s a decathlon. . . . Success in a marriage, as in a decathlon, is determined by how well one achieves in each individual event, not simply by getting to the finish line.” With flexibility and awareness as watchwords, The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have shows couples not only the skills they will need to succeed but how and when to apply those skills in order to win the race—together.
About the Author: As a therapist, corporate coach, and author, Dr. Steven Craig extends his expertise in clinical psychology and business consulting across a broad range of areas. His rare mix of talents have made him a highly sought-after clinical psychologist and corporate coach and he has appeared in the media numerous times including a recent appearance on ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson. Dr. Craig has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping and a wide range of local, national and international print publications. Additionally, Dr. Craig is also the host of Therapy Thursday on 96.3 FM WDVD’s Blaine & Allyson Show, one of Detroit’s top-rated morning shows. He is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book The Six Husbands All Wives Should Have (Simon and Schuster, Spring 2010).