Relationships For Dummies

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“Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and you can’t go wrong.”
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“She’s interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, Time, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising—she’s a nationally acclaimed relationship expert.”
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Let’s face it, making a relationship work takes patience, perseverance, ...

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Overview

“Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and you can’t go wrong.”
Woman’s World

“She’s interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, Time, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising—she’s a nationally acclaimed relationship expert.”
Chicago Tribune

Let’s face it, making a relationship work takes patience, perseverance, energy, and an unflagging commitment to maintain a happy healthy relationship. And sometimes, it takes a little help from a wise and knowledgeable friend.

Written by celebrated psychologist-matchmaker, Dr. Kate Wachs, Relationships For Dummies is a source of inspiration and ideas on how to find and keep a healthy relationship. Whether you’ve just started dating or have been together with that special someone for years, Dr. Kate can help you:

  • Tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship
  • Have a more loving, fun-filled relationship
  • Enjoy a more vibrant and satisfying sex life
  • Work through most relationship problems
  • Find the positive and the fun in every relationship stage

Dr. Kate explodes common relationships and compatibility myths that cause people grief, and with the help of insightful quizzes, case studies, and real-life America Online letters Dr. Kate covers all the bases, including:

  • Finding that special someone and knowing if it’s really Mr. or Ms. Right
  • Pacing and nurturing intimacy in the early stages of a relationship
  • When, where, how, and with whom to have sex when dating
  • Knowing when and if it’s time to move in together
  • When and if to get married
  • Keeping psychological and emotional intimacy alive
  • Keeping physical and sexual intimacy alive

From compatibility to communication, commitment to connecting in the bedroom, Relationships For Dummies is your total guide to having the relationships you want and deserve.

Filled with advice on how to find life partner and forge a lasting relationship, this A-B-C guide to true romance uses case studies and letters from Love@AOL.com to explore this popular topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764553844
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 253,068
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kate Wachs is America's only Psychologist-Matchmaker. She runs The Relationship Center(TM) in Chicago, the only full-service introduction and counseling center of its kind. She has helped millions of people through matchmaking, counseling, and her media appearances.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Relationships 101.

Chapter 1: Is It a Good Relationship...Or Not?

Chapter 2: Taking a Ride on the Cycle of Love.

Chapter 3: Is It a Match?

Chapter 4: What Makes Someone Compatible?

Chapter 5: Finding That Special Someone.

Part II: Getting Closer.

Chapter 6: Growing More Intimate.

Chapter 7: Sex Early in the Relationship.

Chapter 8: When (And Why) to Talk Exclusivity.

Chapter 9: Is It Time to Cohabit?

Part III: Staying In Love—-Psychological and Emotional Intimacy.

Chapter 10: Come On, Get Happy!

Chapter 11: Superglue #1: Good Communication — The Nuts.

Chapter 12: Good Communication: The Bolts.

Chapter 13: Good Communication: Putting It All Together.

Part IV: Feeding the Flame — Physical and Sexual Intimacy.

Chapter 14: Sexual Baloney.

Chapter 15: Superglue #2: Good Sex!

Chapter 16: Light That Fire!

Part V: Moving Forward Together.

Chapter 17: Marriage: The Magic Wand?

Chapter 18: Move Forward to Marriage?

Chapter 19: Mmmmmmarriage: The M Word.

Chapter 20: Relationship Rx.

Part VI: Moving Forward Separately.

Chapter 21: Breaking Up with Less Pain.

Chapter 22: Starting Over.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten (+1) Tips to Successfully Pace a New Relationship.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Rekindle Your Flame.

Appendix A: The Dr. Kate Compatibility Quiz.

Appendix B: The Dr. Kate Communication Quiz.

Index.

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  • Posted January 4, 2009

    5 STAR RATING.EXCELLENT INFORMATIVE.GREAT TOOLS FOR ANYONE WHO IS CURRENTLY IN A REALTIONSHIP

    I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO IS CURRENTLY IN RELATIONSHIP , IN THE MIDDLE OF BREAKING UP WITH SOMEONE. OR ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO FIND A PARTNER WHO HAS SIMILIAR RELATIONSHIP GOALS. DR KATE PROVIDES THE READER ESSIENTIAL TOOLS TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR.HER BOOK HIGHLIGHTS THE VERY QUALITES A PERSON LOOKS FOR IN A PARTNER.<BR/><BR/>A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE TRYING TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLLS IN RELATIONSHIP.ANYONE WHO MAY BE LOOKING FOR PARTNER.ANYONE WHO MAY WANT TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITH BOYFRIENDS AND NOT KNOW HOW TO COMPROMISE ON ISSUES.ANYONE WHO MAY BE GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE WHO MAY NOT KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR EXHUSBAND.ALL SKILLS PROVIDED IN HER BOOK ALLOWS THE READER TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS INTO ONES DAILY LIFE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Booooooooooo

    Its so boring and nothin works i have tried all these thingds

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Excellent!!!

    This book is written in a superb manner and has more useful insight in it on relationships than any book out there, most definitely coming out on top compared to any I have ever come across. The format is easy to follow and I especially appreciate the way it does not have to be read in any particular order in order for it to make sense. The way the book is organized allows the reader to skip and go directly to whatever topic applies to them at any given point in time. Dr Kate clearly knows her material and her extensive experience in the relationship business is overtly apparent. This book has truly helped me gain valuable insight and knowledge that I will most definitely tuck away for future reference. I really feel I am so much better prepared for whatever relationship stage I find myself in, present or future. The guidance presented is logical and do-able, which left me feeling very encouraged and hopeful. It seems there is so much false information out there and Dr Kate addresses that directly in this book: myths are distinguished from reality... which I also found to be particularly helpful. I would recommend this book to virtually anyone who has ever been in a relationship or ever plans to be in one. To not take advantage of the information Dr Kate has so brilliantly and fervently gathered and formulated into such a clear, concise volume would truly be a sorely missed opportunity...

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Um..

    Thanx you god i have this book i NEED it!!!! :)

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    Posted January 11, 2009

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