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Summary

In this pertinent audiobook, hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the frontlines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve on your relationship

If You're In My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with over 1000 clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what-not-to-dos for couples who want to build - and consistently work to preserve - a lasting, fulfilling relationship.

Described by former clients as a "courtroom gunslinger" and "the sociopath you want on your side", Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships, diving straight into the most common marital problems. These usually derive from dishonest - or nonexistent - communication. Even when the alleged reason for separation is one spouse's new "personal trainer", there's usually a communication problem that predates the fitness kick. Symptom and root cause get confused all the time.

Sexton has spent his career working with spouses-to-be-no-longer. Reverse-engineering a relationship can help to identify and fix what does not work. Ever feel like you're holding back criticism of your spouse because you just can't have that fight right now? Sexton will tell you to "Hit Send Now". Maybe you aren't as adventurous as you used to be, or need some you-time, but for some reason, it seems weird or exhausting to change up the routine now.

Sexton knows where that mentality leads and offers viable alternative paths to take. Though he deals constantly with the heartbreak of others, he still believes in romance and the transformative power of love. This audiobook is his opportunity to use what he has learned to help couples that aren't so far gone get back on track.

©2018 James J. Sexton (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"Sexton's narration debut is impressive. He reads smoothly, with animated conviction and passion for his subject that shine through." (AudioFile Magazine)

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FANTASTIC

Forget therapy - listen to this book!
Great advice for ANY couple from a man who’s heard it all.




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  • Sherry
  • 17-04-18

Funny, refreshing & forthright

I laughed out, nodded in agreement and nearly cried while listening. If you believe that the decline or demise is your partner’ fault this book gives you the sign & signposts you would best be heeding to begin to reconnect and recover from the less than stellar current state of your relationship.

Have just started listening to this book for the second time.

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  • Hollan A. Hamid
  • 17-04-18

Mind blowing

This book blew my mind. I’ve been married for 18 years and learned more about marriage from this book then my own experience has.

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  • Candace
  • 27-04-18

Great Book!

I truly enjoyed this book. A lot of lessons about how to be a better spouse so you don't end up needing a lawyer, or how to be a decent person if divorce is inevitable. I've been married almost 17 years, and I'll be the first to admit that marriage is hard. I'm always looking for ways to make it less challenging as well as remembering to appreciate the good things that can easily be taken for granted. This book helped me with both. In fact, I want my spouse to listen to it next. Mr. Sexton is an awesome narrator and story teller, and by the time you are done listening to this book, I'm pretty sure most will think twice about going through a divorce without really giving their marriage their best shot. I also don't want to forget to mention how hard I laughed at many of Mr. Sexton' s stories. Highly recommended this book.

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  • nassaugal
  • 28-04-18

funny and good advice

This book was excellent funny good advice and straightforward I would recommend it to anybody

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  • william Stevens
  • 13-04-18

Solid advice on a tough topic ,very funny!

Who knew  divorce could be so fascinating.  I never thought I would be so absorbed by a book with this subject matter. Jim is overall a great story teller and laugh out loud funny. A much needed look into relationships in the time of Facebook and social media.

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  • julio cabrera
  • 11-04-18

James Sexton is a Brilliant story teller

Where does If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I rate this in my top 5 Audible books in my library

What about James J. Sexton’s performance did you like?

He is a amazing story teller , full of humor and great marriage advise . i will reread this book many times through out my life . i give it a 10 out of 10

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I experienced a full spectrum of emotions through out this book . it was a entertaining and enlightening and educational journey full of wit and humor.

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  • Eva young
  • 23-04-18

Great Book

This is the first book I’ve listened to on Audible and it was a great experience. The offer was funny and light hearted, he kept me very engaged and wanting to read more. It’s not just a book for couples, a lot of his advice can be translated to our every day lives. It’s a good read for any adult and his court room stories are so much fun to hear!

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  • Lekechia
  • 27-04-18

Buy this book!

I choose this book because of the title, and I am so glad impulsive buys sometimes work favorably.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-18

Amazing

Truly incredible. When you hear james read you would be convinced ue was schooled in theater. Would highly recommend.

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  • Sarah G Stallard
  • 25-04-18

amazing! a must read for couples!

this has to be one of my favorite books! it's insightful, funny, honest and the right amount of snarky. this book will challenge you, so don't start it if you aren't willing to really fight! the author obviously cares and was quite open during the whole story. please listen to this book.

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