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Listen to the Marriage

by John Jay Osborn

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Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2018
    208 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Judith G. (Ewa Beach, HI)


    Not for those in counseling
    If you've been in marriage/couples counseling this book will resonate with you. Makes clear that non-communication is deadly. I didn't understand the therapist's thoughts intruding into the story. That said....it was a very quick read. I stayed to the end to see if the issues were ever resolved.
  • Patricia L. (Seward, AK)


    Listen to the Marriage
    John Jay Osborn states in the preface of Listen to the Marriage that his wife found "an amazing marriage counselor…" when their marriage was falling apart. Together they put the marriage back together. His novel is intended to help others save their marriages with counseling.

    The book is set entirely in the counselor's office. Sandy, the shrink, narrates while Steve and Gretchen reveal their indiscretions, which of course includes sleeping with other people; multiple people on multiple occasions. Osborn's characters are selfish, childish and shallow and the story is so predictable. While it may have been a noble idea to want to enshrine talented marriage counselors, Osborn got buried in the couple's stale miseries instead. Perhaps non-fiction would have been a better vehicle convey how professional therapists use couch confessions to heal marriages.

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