How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk: The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 326 pages
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"An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it."
--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of "Getting the Love You Want" and "Keeping the Love You Find,"

"I have never read a book with more practical wisdom for finding real love and a healthy marriage."
--William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of "Take Back Your Marriage,"

""The" tool for finding the love of your life. John Van Epp and his RAM model make it possible for you to assess the five key areas when picking a partner."
--Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., author of "Time for a Better Marriage,"

"Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too late--read it now!"
--Pat Love, Ed.D., author of "The Truth About Love" and "Hot Monogamy,"

. It's happened to everyone: you meet someone and fall madly in love and all good judgment and perspective are thrown out the window--until slowly you realize this person isn't who you thought he or she was. Use the proven program used by thousands of singles worldwide--and break the destructive dating patterns that have prevented your happiness in the past. . .

Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this guide maximizes your potential of finding the one by giving you the tools to focus on the crucial characteristics of a loving, lasting relationship. . .

These easy-to-use techniques will help you: . . Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner . Analyze your partner's level of conscientiousness--considered the window to the soul. Judge character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships. Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship. Open your eyes to problems in the relationship and stop giving a jerk too many chances. Identify--and break--destructive dating patterns that prevent you from finding a life partner. . .

Years of clinical research along with observations from his own private practice have inspired Dr. John Van Epp to develop universally applicable, proven strategies to navigate the complexities of love. His foolproof method will help you determine exactly what the person you date will be like as a spouse so you can spot the gem among the jerks..

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I am always looking for something in print to back up the way life CAN be. For there are a lot of good people however there are also bad. This is a heads up for those whose heads are in the clouds or dont have any older siblings to guide them. Read full review

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I LOVE this book so far! If you want to find "Mr/Mrs Right"... READ THIS BOOK! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

John Van Epp, Ph.D., is a therapist in private practice who conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on topics related to marriage, family, single living, relationships, and divorce. He has been happily married for 26 years.

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