Who needs relationship gurus to "save" a love relationship when a few well-placed words or actions can magically mend a rift? It's often the little things that spell devotion - or disaster. "Essential Manners for Couples" reveals how to defuse couples' common flashpoints with simple interactions that build rapport. Organized by a couple's private and public life, the book is based on Peter Post's years of fielding thousands of etiquette questions, popular demand from couples he met on tour, and his experience as a husband and father. He explains how to enhance relationships and head off hostilities before our behaviours - even when well intended - get us in trouble. For example: making social plans as a couple, when flirting is just flirting - and when it crosses the line, socializing when you don't much care for his or her friends, tackling chores - what's fair?, the etiquette of sex, and party planning without power struggles.
Co author of The Etiquette Advantage in Business and author of the US bestseller Essential Manners for Men, he conducts etiquette seminars throughout America. He does hundreds of media interviews annually (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times) on topics ranging from nose blowing etiquette to the business ethics of corporate America's CEOs.