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Dr. Woititz, in her first, breakthrough book addresses the spouses of alcoholics who feel overwhelmed and desperate in their marriages. Her focus is to show that the boundaries of isolationism and depression that living with an alcoholic brings does not necessarily mean one cannot eventually find piece of mind - whether or not the alcoholic continues drinking.

Marriage on the Rocks can show you the coping skills you deserve to have when alcoholism impacts your life.

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©1979 Janet G. Woititz (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • A. Cerini
  • 10-04-19

Poor narration

It was hard to listen to the book because of the narrator. It was infuriating to hear how she interpreted all the wives of alcoholics to sound. The alcoholic himself less so. This is not a book being read to a five year old at bedtime. Wives of alcoholics are not empty headed doormats and the insinuation of such with the baby voices was demeaning and insulting. I wanted to smack the narrator like a person speaking to a foreigner loud and slow when they know English perfectly. I almost gave up on the book but really wanted to hear the content. Codependent No More was much more helpful.

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  • Tonya
  • 27-02-17

Wow

Would you listen to Marriage On The Rocks again? Why?

Yes, just to catch anything I may have missed the first time.

What did you learn from Marriage On The Rocks that you would use in your daily life?

As a person just beginning to come to reality with what may be happening, this book is INCREDIBLE! I've read a multitude of articles and done research, but this book covered everything and brought it all to light for me. I've just started counseling, both by myself and couples and left more confused than ever after only the one "together" session. This book helped me figure out where the counseling is going with both my spouse and myself. Just the realization that the problem is THEIRS and not MINE was great. I've been beating myself up and feeling guilty about not letting it get to me just to figure out, that I have been doing exactly the RIGHT thing. Yay!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this book.

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  • John M
  • 02-08-20

Wife of an alcoholic

The book itself is a little dated, but the information is and guidance is still relevant. I will be making so many changes with myself after listening to this book.

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  • Joyous
  • 28-02-20

helpful book but frustrating narration

I found this book so helpful in understanding myself in relation to the alcoholic in my life that I listened to it twice. However, each time, I found myself really put off by the vocal characitures the narrator uses when speaking from the perspective of women and children. It almost came off as mocking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-18

Wonderful book

Wonderful book. Very straight to the point. No sugar coating anything. It gives excellent to both the alcoholic and suffering family member.

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  • MoodyInVt
  • 21-08-17

Good information albeit dated

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This book was published in the late 70's so expect some dated observations around the gender roles. Overall good information. The narrator did not work for me. Why do many narrators feel the need to dramatically change their voice when doing "others". This narrator did what I have heard way too many times in giving "others" a southern, hick, slow drawl (for male or female) that is so unnecessary. An alteration of the voice is not always necessary. The book would have been tolerated much better otherwise.