Finding a Lover for Life

Finding a Lover for Life

by John Dececco, Phd, David Price
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1560233567

ISBN-13: 9781560233565

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Develop healthy, lasting relationships!

Here is a terrific dating guide for single gay and bisexual men. This insightful book provides a proven strategy for creating a satisfying dating life and finding a partner who is right for you! It integrates theory and practice to help you create and develop healthy relationships, guiding you through the process of dating

Overview

Develop healthy, lasting relationships!

Here is a terrific dating guide for single gay and bisexual men. This insightful book provides a proven strategy for creating a satisfying dating life and finding a partner who is right for you! It integrates theory and practice to help you create and develop healthy relationships, guiding you through the process of dating and relationship formation. Finding a Lover for Life comes complete with thought-provoking worksheets that challenge myths, false beliefs, and incorrect assumptions about gay/bi men, dating, and relationships.

Finding a Lover for Life will save you a great deal of time and frustration in developing dating skills. Its rational, skills-based strategic approach to dating will help you plan, organize, and focus your efforts in that part of your life.

Finding a Lover for Life is the tool you need to plan and implement strategies that will:

  • attract available dating partners
  • eliminate problems by identifying compatible and noncompatible partners
  • create a healthy relationship
It also takes you through an individual preparation routine for dating that will help you to:
  • challenge societal views of romance
  • uncover self-defeating beliefs
  • resolve past conflicts
  • create affirming and self-enabling beliefs
This book will help you learn to date in a healthy and efficient way. But more than that, Finding a Lover for Life will help you develop a more positive self-concept, create a healthy community of friends, and help you move your life in a new, more constructive direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560233565
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Process or Preparation in Finding a Long-Term Partner
  • Part I. Preparation Stage—Preparing Yourself for a Lasting Relationship
  • Chapter 1. Stop Running from Commitment
  • Chapter 2. Have a Plan to Find Your Man
  • Chapter 3. Face Your Fears of Getting Close
  • Chapter 4. Don't Try to Succeed Alone
  • Chapter 5. Prepare Yourself Emotionally
  • Chapter 6. Let Go of Old Entanglements
  • Chapter 7. Make Room for a Relationship
  • Part II. Action Stage—Putting Action with Your Wishes
  • Chapter 8. Make a Compatibility Inventory
  • Chapter 9. Decide Whom You Want to Be
  • Chapter 10. Develop Your Values and Standards
  • Chapter 11. Invest in Your Dating Plan
  • Chapter 12. Dealing with Failure and Setbacks
  • Chapter 13. Watch Out for the Hidden Dangers
  • Chapter 14. Keep Up Your Momentum
  • Part III. Completion Stage—Finding and Keeping a Lasting Relationship
  • Chapter 15. Gather Information on the Date
  • Chapter 16. Open Up and Let Others In
  • Chapter 17. Take Time to Get to Know Others
  • Chapter 18. Learn from Your Bad Dates
  • Chapter 19. Don't Give Up When You Get Discouraged
  • Chapter 20. Remember to Stay Focused
  • Chapter 21. Let the Relationship Happen
  • Chapter 22. Keep the Lover You Find by Continuing to Grow
  • Appendix: Dating Journal
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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