Okay, okay, I KNOW this book is entitled, Building a House Together, but it is about soooo much more than just building or remodeling a house. The information in this book is a fantastic model for how a couple can work through any of life’s stressful situations together – and come out stronger on the other side.
It’s written by Alice and Jared Massanari, a phenomenal Asheville, NC couple (who seriously walk their talk). They are both counselors, (she’s a LCSW and he’s a Ph.D), and they are insightful, articulate and right on the money.
Consider the welcome sign they created for the home that they built together:
Welcome to our house.
We built it together
Its address is the state of our union.
Here we listen
And are heard.
Here we usher out hostility
And invite in harmony.
This is where we are family.
Breathe easily and be at home here.
I only WISH I’d had this book during my last relationship when we remodeled our house. You know the relationship I’m talking about… The one I no longer have.
From your motivational speaker, Linda Larsen – the one who has now read the book, gone through a HUGE remodel with her Weather Muffin, and emerged stronger and happier than ever!