The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Healthy Relationship

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Alpha Books, 1998 - Conduct of life - 344 pages
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For those who followed her advice in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating," think they've found that special someone, and now hope that the new love of their lives doesn t walk out the door, here's a book that reveals the secrets to having a lasting and loving relationship. In Dr. Judy's straightforward, down-to-earth style, readers learn to recognize the symptoms of an unhealthy relationship and determine whether their mates are even worth keeping. Then, she shows happy couples how to sustain a fulfilling relationship with tips on keeping their passion alive and the sex fires burning. Readers learn how to successfully overcome love barriers such as mate burnout and the complain, complain, complain blues. And when all else fails, Dr. Judy explains when to cut your losses and call it quits. Fun exercises, quizzes, and charts offer insight about a couple's compatibility, long-term goals, and attitudes toward each other. Dr. Judy Kuriansky, author of the smash-hit The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating, is the host of Love Phones, the nationally syndicated call-in radio show. A clinical psychologist, lecturer, and best-selling author, she is a Fellow to the American Psychological Association.

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Contents

The Signs of a Healthy Relationship
4
Is It True Love?
15
So Youre a CoupleBut fire You Friends?
29
So Youre a CoupleBut Are You Friends?
31
The Importance of Matching Your Love Styles
37
The Secrets of a Healthy and Lasting
47
Are We Compatible?
57
CooperationWhose Team Are You On?
77
Keeping the Sex Fires Burning
171
Obstacles to a Lasting Relationship
179
When Your Relationship Is Haunted
187
A Healthy Couples Guide
193
Working 9 to
205
Destructive Criticism
217
We Cant Stop Fighting
225
When One of You Mas an Affair
235

CooperationWhose Team Are You On?
79
CommunicationCan We Talk?
91
CommitmentGetting Cold Feet to Warm
105
How to Keep the Passion Alive
123
Resurrecting the Romance
139
The Art of Seduction
147
How Important Is Sex?
155
Whats Healthy Sex for Couples?
165
Dealing With Crises as a Couple
247
Its Not Just the Two of Us
257
Where Do We Go From here?
271
Keeping Your Love Exciting With Alternative
285
Helping Each Other Toward a Healthier Relationship
303
Answers to the Is It Healthy? Quiz
321
Resources
331
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