A Fine Romance: The Passage of Courtship from Meeting to Marriage

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Random House Publishing Group, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 283 pages
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Where is this thing called love? And how do you get there from here? For many it's an elusive goal that's over even before it has a chance to start -- but it doesn't have to be. In A FINE ROMANCE, nationally recognized psychologist Dr. Judith Sills shows how the whole agonizing and exhilarating process of love actually develops between two people -- and how the rules of successful courtship can be learned and mastered.
Dr. Sills covers all the skills you need to develop the right relationship in the areas of intimacy, compromise, and commitment. She also takes you step-by-step through the five stages of a relationship:
* SELECTION -- when you actively or passively choose a partner.
* SEDUCTION -- the dating days when you and your partner decide if the relationship is romantic, platonic, or dead.
* SWITCH -- that uncomfortable period when the pursuer backs off just as the partner responds.
* NEGOTIATION -- when you both acknowledge your differences and try to find a decent way to fight about them.
* COMMITMENT -- the negotiation to marriage.
There is no one right person. There is only your ability to give and receive love. This book will help lovers learn how to do just that.

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If I was giving points out just by the points and arguments made in this book, it would be 5 stars without a doubt. However, the writing style is rather boring and hard to keep ones' interest. Please ... Read full review

A fine romance: the psychology of successful courtship: making it work for you

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The author divides her developmental model of courtship into three stages: selection of a partner, pursuit, and commitment to the relationship. By identifying the range of reactions normally ... Read full review


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