Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill, Ed.S., LMFT
                      Author and Therapist
About Marriage

I have to admit it, I have long been obsessed with how and why relationships last!  A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage is the outcome from years and years of watching and analyzing.

My publisher nicely sums up:

A long and happy marriage can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life--but it doesn't always come easily.  Couples may become bored, tired, frustrated, or even led astray from one another on the long road to marital bliss.

Marriage and family therapist Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill believes totally in the importance of a good and loving marriage and all the challenges and joys that come with it.  She has distilled what she has learned from years of couples and family therapy (and from her own marriage) into twenty highly useful and inspiring suggestions that help couples rekindle their love for each other and keep them growing together as soul mates through mutual admiration, support, and respect.

The inspiring thoughts and suggestions in this book are simple yet effective.  When you make them part of your daily married life, you and your spouse will look at each other and all that you share together in a different light--one that will bring years of great happiness and fulfillment.

In my book I talk about the little behaviors that we count on, that we lean on, that give us stability and safety in a marriage.  Does your marriage have a little behavior it couldn't live without?  I would love to hear about it!  Email me at 





Through our sameness, we connect; through our differences we grow.

Virginia Satir, Psychotherapist/Author


More has been written about how relationships don’t work, than about how they do.  We have virtually no language, other than banality, to describe the couple who have been happy together for a long time. We would like them to have a secret, we would like them to have something they could give us. Or that we could give them, other than our suspicion. There is nothing more terrorising than the possibility that nothing is hidden. There’s nothing more scandalous than a happy marriage.

Adam Phillips, Author, Monogamy

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