Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage

Anne Gagliano
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Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage

By Anne Gagliano & Mike Gagliano

In Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage, author Anne Gagliano, the widely read Fire Engineering and columnist, has teamed up with her husband, Captain Mike Gagliano, to share their 30-plus years of personal experience on how marriage can thrive in the chaotic world of firefighting. In addition, they have called upon well-known and respected couples who share their stories of comfort and guidance for firefighter families everywhere.

What you will learn:

  • Aspects of this occupation that differentiate it from any other and how these impact marriage
  • Essential conversations every firefighter couple should have
  • The reality of sleep disruption and how to minimize its impact
  • The importance of healthy intimacy in your relationship
  • Why finances can be such a problem and ways to make it a solution
  • Advice on how to deal with time off, kids, firefighter health, and so much more


  1. Three things that make firefighting different from other professions
  2. Five essential conversations for the firefighter marriage
  3. How to live with a firefighter
  4. Sex: A vital component of marriage
  5. Children
  6. Money
  7. The two toughest aspects of firefighting
  8. Ending on a positive note
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  • 5
    Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage (book)

    Posted by Mary C Doster on Dec 17th 2021

    This was just one of many times I have bought the book. It is an excellent guide for firefighters & wives. I like to give a copy to couples new to the Dallas Fire Department. I wish I had it during my husband's 30 years on DFD rather than learning the hard way.

  • 5
    Firefighter Marriage

    Posted by Mary Doster on Aug 27th 2019

    I am the widow of a Captain with the Dallas Fire Department. I have many young friends on the department and have been concerned for quite awhile for their mental health and their marriages. The ideas in this book offer real help for the everyday struggles. So my extra money goes to buy this book for my young married and soon to be married firefighter friends.

  • 5
    Fire Marriage

    Posted by Carl Wolfe on May 29th 2019

    I believe that it is a good read for the person in the service, but even more so for the spouse. It is also good for those that have not gotten that serious yet. Can really start a much needed conversation.