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

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Falling in love is easy; staying in love is hard. If you've ever yearned for a connection, wanted more intimacy in your relationship, or worried that you and your partner are falling out of love, internationally acclaimed therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is here to help.

In her new edition of Make Up, Don't Break Up, love expert Dr. Bonnie offers her cutting-edge yet heartfelt advice on how relationships work, and how yours can work better. She walks you through the many stages ...

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Overview

Falling in love is easy; staying in love is hard. If you've ever yearned for a connection, wanted more intimacy in your relationship, or worried that you and your partner are falling out of love, internationally acclaimed therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is here to help.

In her new edition of Make Up, Don't Break Up, love expert Dr. Bonnie offers her cutting-edge yet heartfelt advice on how relationships work, and how yours can work better. She walks you through the many stages of a relationship's connections and disconnections so that you will be able to reconnect and solidify your relationship.

With new chapters on male intimacy and long-distance relationships, Make Up, Don't Break Up teaches you how to find the love you've been seeking and make the commitment last. Her groundbreaking communication skills will have men listening and talking rather than shutting down and walking away. It'll show you how to fix your relationship so you can make it, not break it.

Dr. Bonnie knows how to make a relationship last. Her valuable Smart Heart Skills have helped a phenomenal 98 percent of the couples she's worked with to stay together. And with this new edition and companion DVD, you will receive that same guidance and opportunity for lasting love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605503608
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 3/18/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 334,289
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is one of America's best-known relationship experts. She has appeared on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and Good Morning America. Dr. Bonnie's work has been featured in USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and the New York Times.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Part 1 What Makes a Relationship Last? Wake Up, Don't Break Up

1 Challenges to a Lasting Relationship 3

2 Are You a Pursuer or a Distancer? 9

3 The Male Dilemma of Intimacy: How Not to (S)mother Your Man 23

4 Developmental Stages and Relationship Patterns 27

5 The Eight Stages of Relationships 39

6 Connection, Disconnection, and Reconnection 57

7 The Distancer/Pursuer Dance 63

8 Dancing with Your Crucible 81

9 Why Intimacy Is Hard to Achieve 89

Part 2 Smart Heart Skills Shake Up to Make Up

10 Why Relationships Stop Before They Start 111

11 Shifting Gears 135

12 Fighting Fair 141

13 Reconnecting with Your Family: Going Home Again 159

Part 3 Getting Past the Third Date Shake It, Don't Break It

14 Potholes on the Road to Love 185

15 Connecting on the First Date 195

16 How to Reconnect for the Second Date 213

17 Getting Past the Third Date 229

18 Long-Distance Relationships: How the Phone Disconnects You 245

Part 4 Break Up to Make Up

19 Why Break Up? 251

20 How to Give Your Relationship a Brush with Death 259

21 How to Decide If It's Time to Go Back 289

22 Repairing the Damage 301

23 Restoring the Magic 317

Part 5 Relationships at Risk Shake Up to Wake Up

24 Understanding Adultery 331

25 Suspecting, Admitting, and Forgiving Adultery 337

Conclusion: I Did It, So Can You! 347

Bibliography 355

Index 357

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Outstanding

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Much Said Small Impact

    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.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Fixed My Relationship.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    Married or Single, READ THIS BOOK!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2002

    I've read them all, this is top 5

    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

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