Daphne de Marneffe: “The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together” | Talks at Google

Couples are working today to keep their marriages together over longer lifespans than any generation before. Among some groups, such as those with a college education, we are indeed seeing declining divorce rates. However, staying married is no easy task. In her informative and optimistic book, “The Rough Patch”, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe addresses the trials and tribulations of mid-life marriage. Topics such as the need to develop individuality vs. relationship demands, as well as, changing dynamics as children leave the house are addressed.

Daphne de Marneffe is an expert clinical psychologist who has decades of first-hand experience counseling couples and individuals. She advises a novel approach to marriage that works to balance the needs for an individual’s development and the many demands of a relationship.

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