Make Up, Don't Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples

Make Up, Don't Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples

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by Bonnie Eaker Weil, Harville Hendrix
     
 

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Weil offers advice on saving relationships teetering on the brink or rekindling romance of the past with practical tips and suggestions to build stronger bonds.

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Weil offers advice on saving relationships teetering on the brink or rekindling romance of the past with practical tips and suggestions to build stronger bonds.

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Library Journal
New York magazine named Weil one of New York City's top therapists; she has been featured on many TV shows, published her work in many magazines, and written a best seller, Adultery: The Forgivable Sin. All this makes it hard to understand why her current effort is so lackluster. Here she struggles to pick an audience, dealing at first with long-term relationships but then throwing in a section on dating. Feminists will find much to quibble with in this book. For example, Weil encourages readers to work with current relationships rather than getting new ones but never tempers this advice with any caution regarding abusive partners. She also keeps telling women that they need to be the "Connection Guardians," since they have innate knowledge about relationships. Finally, she refers constantly to the "Smart Heart" skills she developed and to her own success with them in her marriage with Jeff, the Prince, which can grate. Not particularly recommended, but demand will probably warrant purchase.--Pamela A. Matthews, Gettysburg Coll. Lib., PA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580624077
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
4.02(w) x 6.79(h) x 1.22(d)

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Make Up, Don't Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think the author was completely forthcoming. She was a bit incoherent in the middle of the book; which just seemed to drag on as if she ran out of subject matter. It was apparent she may have been trying to avoid offering full text, fearing she might lose new patients. It was okay; but I can't really say it made a lot of sense. It was more psycho-babble than butter. The reader will find themselves confused before they reach the end of the book. I feel the money was wasted. The advice offered was off the mark and a little silly. You can't revisit dead parents. Much of her reference to revisiting parents was written as if everyone's parents are still alive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not about hype or tricks like some are. Tgis is about real work to make your love work and put all of the puzzle pieces together. I'm very pleased with my purchase. In fact, I like the presentation so much I purchased a hard copy as well to highlight and give to my significant other.
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MJMG More than 1 year ago
This book definitely gives good insight. It's a 50/50 chance if it works for you, but i'd definitely give it a look over if you and your significant other are having issues.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Weils book is unbelievable! I am a pursuer and my spouse is a distancer, and believe me when I say this book has made a big difference in how we will repair our differences since our separation. My wife, who moved out two months ago (shake up to wake up!)says she already has seen a big change in my demeanor, and she can't wait to read the book. I wish I could purchase one of these books for everyone about to get married and everyone who is dating. We could cut divorce in half!! Thank You Dr. Bonnie! You have made it easier to put the pieces together, truly, for the first time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read them all--John Gray, whom i like tremendously and many other, too countless to list--This book is excellent because it describes distancers and pursuers and takes a new approach in handling the problems and making relationships work. It is very easy for many other authors to counsel leaving a relationship--it is much more difficult to offer potential solutions and excellent skills to give it the best chance you can. I highly recommend this read. I am a woman lawyer and disagree completely with the new york review---feminism should never dictate something which does not feel natural. These methods make sense and feel natural. I've tried them and they work. Men are not the enemy--we must find a method that works to improve relations between the sexes. I wish I could find this book in French