8 Reasons for Divorce, The: Why Marriages Fail and How to Ensure That Yours Doesn’t

Will you enjoy marital bliss or divorce hell? Mr. Papps will share with you his findings as to the true causes for divorce after analyzing almost 2,000 divorce cases in which he was an attorney. you will find two important tests that were developed based on the data from Mr. Papps’s cases: The Pre-Marriage Test (“Should you get married?”) and the Marriage Test (“Will your marriage last?”).

ISBN: 9780984816217
Author: Thomas G. Papps   
Format: Paperback (5.25 x 8), ebook (epub)
Page Count: 208
Publish Date: June 2012
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Thomas G. Papps is an attorney who argued cases before the United States Supreme Court (U.S. v. Jimmy Johnson) and argued cases that have become the law of the land (”failure of informed consent” from Grey v. Grunnagle). The toughest battles he fought in the courtroom, though, have been his divorce cases.

In The 8 Reasons for Divorce, Mr. Papps will share with you his findings as to the true causes for divorce after analyzing almost 2,000 divorce cases in which he was an attorney. Within its pages you will discover…

  • what marriage really is;
  • how kissing can ruin—or save—a marriage;
  • how effective marriage counsellors really are;
  • the effect of clergy, friends, and family on your marriage;
  • the significance of age differences;
  • how children can affect a marriage;
  • what it takes to have a successful marriage;
  • the single most important thing you can do to ensure that your marriage will succeed.

Finally, you will find two important tests that were developed based on the data from Mr. Papps’s cases: The Pre-Marriage Test (“Should you get married?”) and the Marriage Test (“Will your marriage last?”). These tests have been shown to be accurate in predicting the health of a relationship and the chances for it’s success—or divorce.

Who better to chronicle the reasons why roughly 50% of married people get divorced than a divorce attorney? In “The 8 Reasons for Divorce” Attorney Thomas Papps gives a revealing glimpse of the reasons so many marriages fail and he even offers a simple, easy-to-take test of his own creation to see if yours may be heading for the courthouse. The anonymous case studies are fascinating, tragic, blackly funny and even bizarre all at the same time and he makes no bones about drawing his conclusion that the demands, temptations and distractions of our fast paced, culturally diverse society plus our own selfishness have made keeping our marriages whole and integrated into our own “family tribe” almost impossible — and the “family tribe” is what supported and held marriages together in the past.

Readers that are still married might wince and get a little nervous reading how other couples that share the same unresolved issues they live with wound up divorced but maybe what they’ll learn from the book can help minimize the damage or even avoid a divorce altogether… Maybe. Everyone will get something different out of this interesting book. Nervous parents will want their kid to take the pre-marriage test before they set a wedding date and the recently divorced who still haven’t figured out what hit them may take some comfort in knowing they weren’t alone in their heartache and frustration. Mr. Papps makes what could have been a dry and boring data mining exercise interesting and gives the reader an often times funny glimpse behind the curtain of the “divorce business,” something it could really use and I know this because I’m in it too.

— Kevin J. Grover, Rhode Island Divorce Mediation Center, Cranston, RI

A work of brilliant research and insight, The 8 Reasons for Divorce has the potential to save marriages.

— John Curtis, Ph.D., Author of The Business of Love

 

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