Date Smart!: How to Stop Revolving and Start Evolving in Your Relationships

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Prima Pub., 2000 - Family & Relationships - 270 pages
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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? Here's How to End the Search!
Are you stuck in a revolving door of bad dates? Or maybe you’ve given up on finding a meaningful relationship altogether. According to dating experts David Coleman and Richard Doyle, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have that happy, healthy relationship you’ve been looking for.
With eye-opening exercises, quizzes, and other self-assessment tools, the authors show you how to pinpoint specific aspects of your personality that have caused you to pick poorly, remain in bad relationships, or sabotage good ones. Once you understand the reasons why you choose a certain type of person, you can focus on how to choose and attract the right person for you.
Inside, you’ll learn how to avoid:
Bad Picks
ĚThe Girdle—strives to control you
ĚThe Dog Catcher—flees at the first sign of commitment
ĚThe Ferrari—requires high maintenance
Bad Kissers
ĚThe Hoover—sucks out fillings, tongue—anything
ĚNiagara Falls—produces enough liquid for a regatta
ĚThe Puppy—licks you all over your face
Bad Break-ups
ĚThe Western Union—ends relationship by letter, note, or e-mail
ĚThe Freezer—turns from warm and caring to cold and callous
ĚThe Fade Away—lets the relationship fade by avoiding conflict
“Insightful and enjoyable. You’ll never approach your relationships the same way again."—Lynn Miller (aka Meg Lacey), President of Parke Media and novelist for Harlequin Books

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Why Your Relationships
77
Its Not All Your Fault
111
Copyright

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David D. Coleman, known nationwide as “The Dating Doctor,” is a popular speaker who lectures to tens of thousands of young adults annually. His Creative Dating program is one of the top draws on college campuses across the country. He is a former radio talk show host and his weekly column on relationships appears in 50 newspapers across the United States

M. Richard Doyle, a retired relationship therapist of 17 years, has appeared on CNN and other major network affiliates, in addition to being a guest on numerous radio programs. He has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and has conducted seminars in all 50 states.

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