What's Forever For?

A Physician's Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage

Non-Fiction - Relationships
193 Pages
Reviewed on 01/23/2021
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Author Biography

Dr. George P. “Jeep” Naum has always been passionate about helping, teaching, and educating others. He has served as a physician for 30 years and as a coach for engaged and married couples for 25 years.
He is devoted to many causes for the less fortunate and has been happily married since 1992.
By sharing the stories of three couples plagued with various challenges in his book, Dr Jeep delivers essential tools for surviving the storms of marriage as well as most relationships!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

What's Forever For? by Dr. George "Jeep" Naum is a self-help book that blends fictional anecdotes with non-fiction advice in order to help readers on the path to “Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage” through the guidance of a family physician and marital coach. Broken down over the course of nine separate and interconnecting chapters, Dr. Jeep covers all manner of insights from digging deep into why we marry and the words we use that have the impact to build up or tear down, the background stories and marital woes of three couples--Delores and Phillip, John and Elaine, and Denise and Frank--and weathering the storms of matrimony, among many other things. Each chapter concludes with a question and answer series,

Dr. George “Jeep” Naum uses biblical scripture, although not exclusively or even excessively, as a foundational element in What's Forever For? while also drawing from the ideals of other faith-based philosophies and his experience as a physician to make for an all-encompassing and wholly inclusive guide. There is also an entire section on the struggles found in a marriage where one spouse is a physician themselves, offering fresh insight on what one might consider a niche form of marital counseling that I have not come across before. The most interesting case story to me was John and Elaine, and particularly John, a doctor, and his backstory that involves multiple harmful vices and a tumultuous upbringing, all of which contributed to a marriage that was fraught with unhappiness and betrayal that Elaine arguably enabled with her own co-dependency. The issue that really stood out to me is the financial abuse John leveraged against his own children in order to prevent estrangement. It was both shocking that he does it but also sad that his children comply in order to retain the legacy they so clearly place above their own sense of dignity. This is a really compelling book with a great deal to offer and I'm certain others who take the time to read it will feel the same way.

Vernita Naylor

Relationships can be challenging especially in a marriage. You see someone that catches your eyes across the room that you must get to know. You meet, connect, and decide that you can't live without each other. Three to five years later, you're at odds with each other and can't stand to be in the same space, you're considering a divorce or separation. What happened? In What's Forever For? A Physician's Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage by marriage and engagement coach, Dr. George "Jeep" Naum uses his marriage of over 27 years and over 25 years of experience to help couples strategically find and keep the spark in the special union of marriage. The reader will see through the eyes of three couples at different levels which will reflect the ebb and flow of the challenges that couples face and the ways to overcome them. Dr. Naum digs deep by immediately defining marriage. Marriage is a commitment, contract, and bond that two people make with each other until death do them part. After each chapter, couples are asked questions as if they were personally seated in his office. This process enhances the learning experience. This book is ideal particularly for those couples that may not be willing to go to an expert and bare their souls.

I enjoyed reading What's Forever For? because it's self-contained by sharing different types of relationships, asking probing questions either about themselves or their perspectives of the couples featured in the book, and the importance of exercising the love huddle principles. The reader will discover that the love huddle is essential for connecting by daily sharing and spending quality time together each day. A book of this caliber allows couples to work through their relationship at their own pace. Regardless of where you are in your relationship, it is always a great idea to find good techniques for a long-lasting and healthy marriage. Highly recommended.

Joe Wisinski

What’s Forever For? A Physician’s Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage by Dr. George P. “Jeep” Naum is a marriage-counseling manual. It teaches techniques to help couples survive, and thrive, in their marriages. It’s also for couples going through rough spots and who want to return to happier times. Naum shares the fictional stories of three couples facing challenges for readers to draw insights from. The author, in addition to being a physician, has counseled many couples and much of his advice comes from that experience. Although Naum’s book is addressed partially to those marriages where at least one person is a physician, he wisely applies the same principles to all couples. Each chapter ends with questions asking the reader to carefully reflect on the reading.

Dr. George P. “Jeep” Naum refers to his advice as “tried and true strategies,” and that is accurate. Many married couples will already have heard, understood, and practiced his advice. Others may have experienced the consequences of not following Naum’s guidelines. The fact that his strategies are well-known, however, doesn’t mean the advice isn’t useful. Dr. George P. Naum’s book is a good reminder of what helps make marriages work. Although What’s Forever For? A Physician’s Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage would mostly be useful for newly married or about to be married couples, some long-married couples would get good reminders.

Mamta Madhavan

What's Forever For? A Physician's Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage by Dr. George "Jeep" Naum is a thought-provoking book that looks into marriage and resurrecting problematic and failing marriages so that couples can become friends once again. Marriage is the ultimate level of commitment two people can make during their lifetime which society recognizes, and also signifies reaching a lifelong loving and satisfying relationship. The tips and strategies in the book will help many couples resurrect their failing marriages by meeting challenges and adversities and surviving the most difficult times. The principles in the book help marriages and couples can use these for their marriage success.

Dr. George "Jeep" Naum deals with a relevant topic with expertise and the questions asked after each chapter make it easy for readers to reflect on their marriages and see how to mend things if it is not working out. These questions are also good to engage in thoughtful and meaningful conversations with a partner. The author also shares the examples of three different marriages which are from three different eras and confront different challenges (though many of the challenges are the same), and how they are dealt with. Couples can practice the love huddle suggested by the author and use it to build their intimacy and trust by breaking down the walls between them. What's Forever For? is a good book for couples to own as it can be re-read and the tools and tips can be used to improve upon their relationship with each other.

Hayley Haun

What’s Forever For? by Dr. George "Jeep" Naum coaches couples about marriage. After a couple takes their wedding vows, locked in until death do them part, will they be able to weather the storms of life together or break apart at the first sign of rain? Naum takes a look at three different couples. Each set with their own problems from before marriage to during, and how each couple deals with the challenges. Follow Dolores, Phillipe, John, Elaine, Denise, and Frank through their marriages to see what problems existed and why.

What’s Forever For? is a simple and easy workbook to use. Partners reading through the book answer the posed questions and reflect on the examples. Inbetween those examples are ways in which married couples can work on their relationship and deepen communication. For all of us who are in any type of relationship, communication is key. But it is not as easy as it looks. The pointers Naum presents are thought-provoking and a good reminder. And as far as self-help books go, What’s Forever For? is informative. It is not only aimed at both the husband and wife, but the individual’s self-awareness within the confines of marriage. Dr. George "Jeep" Naum’s writing is concise and clear as a self-help book should be. Otherwise, how would we help ourselves? With the author’s knowledge and expertise, I would not be surprised if he made yet another contribution to the book world.