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Sex, Love or Romance

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Sex, Love, or Romance helps people make sound decisions for choosing good lovers and partners by applying insights that are based on scientific research. Dr. Short’s book has a fourteen-point test that defines the character of a relationship. These tests are specialized psychological reviews with a high correlation of reliability. With millions of marriages ending in divorce, the author argues that notions of what makes for a successful marriage are empirically erroneous. Sex, Love, or Romance helps reduce the ...
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Overview


Sex, Love, or Romance helps people make sound decisions for choosing good lovers and partners by applying insights that are based on scientific research. Dr. Short’s book has a fourteen-point test that defines the character of a relationship. These tests are specialized psychological reviews with a high correlation of reliability. With millions of marriages ending in divorce, the author argues that notions of what makes for a successful marriage are empirically erroneous. Sex, Love, or Romance helps reduce the romantic margin for error and is a straightforward approach to allow readers to quickly gain access to their understanding of personal relationships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883911051
  • Publisher: Fell, Frederick Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author


Ray E. Short is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville, where he taught courses on marriage and the family. He is a popular speaker to college students, school assemblies, and youth and counselor conferences. A Methodist minister, Dr. Short is also the author of Sex, Dating, and Love: The Questions Most Often Asked. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Part 1 So What's The Problem?
Chapter 1 The Problem Is Personal-and Universal 13
Chapter 2 The Crisis: Problems of Partnership 27
Chapter 3 Pinpointing the Puzzlement 44
Part 2 Six Questions to Ask Yourself
Chapter 4 Clue 1: What Is the Major Attraction 57
Chapter 5 Clue 2: How Many Factors Attract? 62
Chapter 6 Clue 3: How Did It Start? 68
Chapter 7 Clue 4: How Consistent Is Your Level of Interest? 73
Chapter 8 Clue 5: How Does It Affect Your Personality? 76
Chapter 9 Clue 6: How and When Does It End? 81
Part 3 Insights for Youth and Fertile Singles
Chapter 10 To Have or Not to Have Pre-marital Sex 87
Chapter 11 Keeping Sex in Its Proper Place 115
Chapter 12 Some Things You Should Know Before You Marry 125
Part 4 Eight More Questions to Ask
Chapter 13 Clue 7: How Do You See Each Other? 142
Chapter 14 Clue 8: How Do Others View You Two? 148
Chapter 15 Clue 9: What Does Distance Do? 153
Chapter 16 Clue 10: How Do Quarrels Affect the Romance? 155
Chapter 17 Clue 11: How Do You Feel About and Refer to Your Relationship? 160
Chapter 18 Clue 12: Are You Selfish or Selfless? 165
Chapter 19 Clue 13: What Is Your Overall Attitude? 170
Chapter 20 Clue 14: How Jealous Are You? 175
Part 5 Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 21 Putting It All Together 179
Chapter 22 The 14 Clues And Non-Traditional Relationships 192
Chapter 23 AIDS: Things You Need to Know 200
Notes 214
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