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Forget waiting for Mr. Right! You can go out and find "The One" yourself when you follow this plan. Celebrated relationship expert Dr. Janet Blair Page has distilled the very best of her acclaimed dating class at Emory University—the one covered by CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, and The Early Show—into this one-of-a-kind book. She's helped bring thousands of singles true ...
Forget waiting for Mr. Right! You can go out and find "The One" yourself when you follow this plan. Celebrated relationship expert Dr. Janet Blair Page has distilled the very best of her acclaimed dating class at Emory University—the one covered by CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, and The Early Show—into this one-of-a-kind book. She's helped bring thousands of singles true love—and now it's your turn!
Your To-Do List This Year:
Part 1 What am I doing wrong? 1
Chapter 1 Know Yourself 3
Chapter 2 Figure Out What You Want in a Mate 29
Chapter 3 Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy 45
Chapter 4 Get the Right Attitude 73
Chapter 5 Stress-Proof Your Dating Life 97
Part 2 Let the search begin! 113
Chapter 6 Take the Field 115
Chapter 7 The Simple Rules of Dating 133
Chapter 8 Be a Smart Shopper 155
Chapter 9 Twelve-Month Timetable 171
Part 3 The Road to happily ever after 189
Chapter 10 The Big Decision 191
Chapter 11 Connection and Communication 207
Chapter 12 Keep Love Alive 219
Afterword: Congratulations 227
Posted March 6, 2012
This is a self help book, but in the sense that the author is teaching you as the single woman to make sure you are ready for that next step by following the steps in her book. These steps are broken into interactive Parts and Chapters; such as Know Yourself (Part 1:What Am I Doing Wrong?, Chapter 1), The Simple Rules of Dating (Part 2:Let The Search Begin, Chapter 7), Connection and Communication (Part 3: The Road to Happily Ever After, Chapter 11). I do feel all the chapters are important. I like appreciate the fact that she not only talks about all aspects of a relationship (what you will not budge not and what you are willing to negotiate/talk about) but also makes it clear that you need to make sure you are happy as you are and with who you are and bring in as little baggage into your next relationship as possible. She makes clear that baggage as in divorce and kids and things of that nature cannot be helped but on the same note that especially kids should not be considered baggage.
She also has quizzes, questions and very good pointers in this book. I think my favorite part of this book was the tips/pointers for the first date and the dating time table. I know a lot of women who strongly feel that they don't want to wait to put all their cards on the table; that the man needs to know upfront what he is getting into or feel that they don't have the time or patience to give information a little at a time. But the author actually gives do's and don'ts to dating. Such as don't go somewhere where one person knows everyone or most everyone or even some people ( you get the picture ) and the other person doesn't know anybody. After each tip/point, she explains why: This might make the person feel awkward, nervous, they might feel judged, etc.
The Author also includes other peoples love stories which are fun to read and good lessons.
I recommend this book as a whole because the author, Janet Page gives so many good lessons, tips, red flags to watch for (that you may or may not have been aware of). So you go into the dating world/on a date prepared, comfortable, relaxed and knowing who you are and what you want/need. If I were single, this would be a book I would have picked up. I have already paid this book forward to my mother; a divorcee. And she is going to pass it along to my two single sisters.
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Posted December 12, 2012
Excellent practical guide to understanding yourself and what concrete steps you can take to establish a sincere life-long relationship. You are able to determine the things you can do to guarantee that you are not getting involved in a negative relationship. I have recommended the book highly to friends and they have all had very positive comments on how it changed their thinking.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 3, 2012
I found this book to be an excellent guide to understanding my needs and desires. Then it provided me all the guidance to structure a plan to find a perfect match which led to marriage.
The book is full of "Love Notes" which provide many dos and don'ts as you date and then as your relationship begins to develop.
If this book doesn't make perfectly good sense, you may be best served staying single.
Posted April 22, 2012
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