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ScreamFree Marriage

Screamfree Marriage, by Hal Edward Runkel and Jenny Runkel

Calming Down, Growing Up and Getting Closer

Combining timeless principles, the foremost clinical research, and a LOL-speaking style, renowned relationship expert Hal Runkel presents a vision for intimate relationship unlike most everything you've ever heard.ScreamFree Marriage is not about “fighting fair,” or “meeting one another’s needs,” or “becoming more compatible.” None of these can truly grow you as a person or improve your marriage. No, a ScreamFree Marriage begins with calming your own anxiety and focusing on individual self-respect, championing your own personal growth as the key to intimacy. ScreamFree Marriage actually celebrates the differences between you and your spouse as the foundation for a great marriage.-Learn once and for all why you cannot make your spouse happy.

- Stop blaming your spouse for your unhappiness.

- Learn how to take responsibility for your own emotions, taking the courage to calm your own anxiety and leading you to the type of intimacy you’ve always craved

- See why compromise and communication training actually make things worse.

- Experience the joy of taking care of and holding onto yourself, and watching your marriage grow as a result.

​ScreamFree Marriage will help you become the spouse you've always wanted and create the marriage you've always craved. 

NOTE: This book was re-released in paperbook format under the name "The Self-Centered Marriage".​


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What People Are Saying...

"The book has totally revolutionized the way I react to things, not just in my marriage but in my everyday interactions with people. I actually feel like a rational adult now! I know I still have a long way to go, but just in the few weeks that I have been practicing ASR I feel like I am calmer, more peaceful and that my relationships with the people close to me are growing in a really good direction. It's frustrating because I feel like this should be common sense, but since it's not, I'm very thankful for such a great book."

- Lindsay G.

"My husband reading Hal say "Screaming is also running away and refusing to talk for days at a time" and then looking at me with a knowing smile....priceless!"

- Lori M.

"It is like we have found the "us" we were missing since we put ourselves in this stressful situation six years ago. ScreamFree Marriage has seriously changed us forever.​"

- Lyn B.

"I read both ScreamFree books last year, and have been applying the principles in my relationship with my partner, and my kids. Recently, my girlfriend, to whom I am planning to marry soon, revealed that she had a fling. It took all of my ScreamFree knowledge to remain calm, and in the moment. I listened and paused. Without SreamFree teachings guiding me, I would have surely fallen apart, and acted on the flurry of emotions that I felt at that moment. We both know she made a tremendous mistake, and we are working to rebuild things. My journey of healing, and hers, would not have been what it is without your teachings. ScreamFree saved us, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. I have been spreading the news about ScreamFree for a while now, and I am now driven to reach out even further to the world."

 - Ian H.

"The ScreamFree approach has really helped in the family education I do, as well as in my personal calmness in challenging situations. Using the SF Marriage material with my premarital clients, I recently had a newlywed male friend share: "Some of my newly married friends were all talking about how tough all this marriage and relationship stuff was." I'm thinking: 'It's not that hard, just read this book!' " So now he's giving out my number as a person who can help young marrieds with the early challenges!"

- Tom Bandy

"Brilliant...absolutely brilliant. I just finished ScreamFree Marriage and I loved it. I've always felt this is the way, but I've never seen it written so succinctly."

- Dr. Collette Szalay

"Dear Mr. Runkel, I cannot begin to explain to you how much my life has changed after reading your two books "Scream Free Parenting" and "Scream Free Marriage". I started reading ScreamFree marriage first because I figured I better start with my marriage before I move on to my kids. At this time I have a nine month old daughter, I feel so much more prepared in raising her and hopefully her siblings in the future. My marriage has been better than ever. I have been married for five and a half years and have to say had many problems adjusting in the beginning. Everything you said in your marriage book I could totally relate to and have experienced so much of what you have discussed. I believe that because of your books my marriage and parenting and life have been improved significantly and has contributed to my happiness over all. As you said, I only have to focus on myself and you are so right! I have to also say that I am a Licensed Professional Counselor myself and your knowledge has and will continue to help me with my career as a therapist. I just wanted to let you know that I am grateful for your work and think you are a genius!!! Thank you again for helping me find peace and helping me live a ScreamFree life."

- Hana Khorchid