Mark O'Connell: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Mark O'Connell

Clinical Psychologist and Renowned Author

Should you stay or should you go from your marriage? Harvard Medical School instructor, clinical psychologist, and renowned author Mark O'Connell, PhD has been working with individuals and couples for 25 years. He gives us a startlingly uncensored look inside a marriage therapist's office.

Mark O'Connell shows us why it is worthwhile to grapple with our often unrealistic expectations of marriage, and to make the often difficult decision to work on our long-term relationships and stay together.

In his groundbreaking new book, The Marriage Benefit: The Surprising Rewards of Staying Together, O'Connell presents revealing anecdotes that introduce readers to couples who have faced problems similar to their ownlong-held bitterness, diminished sexuality, infidelity, and other common issues. We learn about eight intimate resolutions - from giving thanks to forgiving to having real sex - that can strengthen their relationships.

O'Connell also offers a radical and contemporary answer to the age-old question "Why stay married?" The Marriage Benefit shows how long-term relationships can give us purpose and meaning even in the face of life's most immovable limits, helping us to know ourselves, to love more deeply, to become more generous and less self-centered, and ultimately to become our best selves and to live richer lives.

Mark O'Connell, PhD, is a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital with 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples. He is the author of the critically acclaimed The Good Father and appears regularly as a guest expert on Fox News in Boston as well as on NPR and other radio programs. For more information about the author, check out his website at

At the podium, O'Connell reveals the most important advice for a couple in distress, including The Marriage Benefit: Eight Intimate Risks That Help Us To Become Our Best Selves.

"Combines wisdom with practical suggestions, humor with insight, experience with fresh ideas. O'Connell shows us a way of looking at marriage that instills joy and enthusiasm, while subduing the nagging doubts that marriage so often secretly spawns."
- Edward Hallowell, MD, best-selling author of Driven to Distraction

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  • Should You Stay or Should You Go From your Marriage?

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