If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together

If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together

Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve your relationship. If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with more than a thousand clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you o...

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Title:If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together
Author:James J. Sexton
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250130778
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together Reviews

  • Danielle
    May 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

  • vaderbird
    Apr 25, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

  • MaryBeth
    May 06, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! There is some great advice for keeping a marriage together. ...

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  • Andrienne
    Jun 23, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

  • Carin
    Apr 07, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

  • Ashlie
    May 11, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

  • Cara Bristol
    Jul 18, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 21, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

  • Janelle
    Mar 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

  • Travis
    Aug 21, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Sep 07, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! There is some great advice for keeping a marriage together. ...

  • Mo Shah
    Jun 20, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

  • Alison
    Aug 06, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

  • Jill Vogel Kinison
    Jun 17, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

  • Michelle
    Jul 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

  • Zhuo Zhang
    May 02, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

  • Megan
    May 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

  • Carrie
    Jul 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

  • Dina Rodriguez
    Jul 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

  • Sarah
    Aug 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

  • Britt
    May 18, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

  • Courteney Mccoppin
    Jun 05, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

  • Naeemah Huggins
    Apr 22, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

  • Christine Law
    Jun 14, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

  • Megan Hall
    Jul 12, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

  • Michelle Nelson
    Jul 16, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

  • Anna John
    Apr 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

  • JTRyan
    May 02, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

  • Deepa Nirmal
    Jun 30, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

  • carie messineo
    Jun 08, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    Okay, so I was a little embarrassed at first to admit that I was reading a relationship self-help book. But hey, research, right? The biggest commitment of my life so far is way too important to me to go in unprepared. I was just intrigued, at first: approaching marriage success fro...

    I feel jaded about relationship books, but this one is oh so refreshing. It cracked me up, and not the slapstick sort at that. The author truly knows his stuff. I?ve worked with lawyers so I know where they are coming from, but it?s easy to see the author in a positive light when h...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    Excellent read. Mr. Sexton is honest, sometimes brutally so, about communication and relationships from the perspective of a hard nosed divorce lawyer. Humorous anecdotes and interesting stories throughout, and a great perspective on how to work together to build a great relationship. ...

    As someone who has been happily married for 20 years, I think I?m well qualified to review this book. James Sexton tells it like it is, from his very unique experience of having supervised the dissolution of over a thousand marriages. I would give this book as a gift to every newlywe...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    A how not to conduct your marriage blk from a divorce lawyer. It was a good read, if a bit repetitive and meandering. Best read as if you've settled down by the fireplace and are listening to your garrisons but entertaining lawyer uncle expound on his insights and experiences in helpin...

    I thought this book had a lot of interesting insight on why marriages fail. I read this as a blissfully happy divorced individual, but I think this could be even more beneficial to read while actually married. It also talks about how to protect yourself while married in case it ever en...

    Eye-opening advice on what NOT to do if you're married, and by extrapolation, what you CAN do to better the odds of having a successful marriage. This ought to be required reading for every couple thinking of getting married. I'll also add that this book entertaining and funny. ...

    This was fascinating ...

    A book written by a divorce lawyer that gives great common sense advice on how-not-to get to a divorce. Entertaining true divorce stories. ...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Great book! This book is full of great suggestions and recommendations. It is full of hilarious stories that pertain to the advice he is giving. Would highly recommend reading. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    Really well written book - applicable to all types of relationships. ...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! There is some great advice for keeping a marriage together. ...

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