Marcia Naomi Berger is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a private practice in San Rafael, where she works with individuals and couples. She’s the author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted (New World Library). She’s taught continuing education programs for therapists for the National Association of Social Workers, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, at the UC Berkeley Extension and Alliant International University.
A former executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services East Bay and clinical faculty member at the UCSF School of Medicine, she has held senior level positions in the fields of child welfare, alcoholism treatment, and psychiatry during her twelve years with the City and County of San Francisco. She earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Michigan.
Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted
Couples can make love last, says psychotherapist and clinical social worker Marcia Naomi Berger. They just need to learn how. Her prescription is deceptively simple: have an interruption-free thirty-minute (or even shorter) meeting each week and follow an agenda that includes the kind of appreciation and planning for fun that foster intimacy and pave the way for collaborative conflict resolution.
With this book, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate and connect with your spouse each week, and for a lifetime, with step-by-step guidelines that walk you through the four parts of a marriage meeting: expressing appreciation, coordinating chores, planning for good times, and resolving problems. Inspiring real-life stories demonstrate how transformative these brief meetings can be. The communication tips and techniques Berger has gleaned from helping hundreds of couples will guide you toward a deeper, more lasting love.