Although, I do not know a lot about Buddhism (historic details as some of the other reviewers do), I can say I found the book an excellent, inviting and uplifting read. It impacted my relationship in a profound way. I think partly because it was not "clinical" nor written in an analytical style. The flow and read of the book was so wonderful, it brought down my defense mechanisms and made me consider what was most important. Each chapter deserves real think time -- and you may wish to read it together as a couple. Maybe a chapter each night before you go to bed.
It is a book of great enlightenment. It's what you do with it that counts. Several chapters struck a chord so deep, it moved me into a whole new realm. I can not give this book enough stars. I recommend it to all who are in a relationship and are striving to stay together over the long haul. You can spend a couple of bucks now, or a whole bunch later on therapy, post divorce.
I just wanted anyine interested in this book to know that one major complaint (that the Buddah DID marry and subsequently left his wife and son) is addressed on page 4 of the book, which you can read right here on the 9th page of the sample pages. Perhaps the title would have been more accurate if it read "If the Buddah Married After Becomming Enlightened", but that hardly seems to merit the deduction of 2 stars.