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Smart Women, Foolish Choices: Finding the Right Men and Avoiding the Wrong Ones

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Why is it that so many women have everything going for them-except satisfying personal relationships? In this breakthrough book, two clinical psychologists reveal the surprising answers. Writing from a much-needed male point of view, the authors tell why smart women are almost magnetically drawn to the wrong men, and how they can change their love-defeating attitudes to open up new opportunities for romantic happiness.
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Overview

Why is it that so many women have everything going for them-except satisfying personal relationships? In this breakthrough book, two clinical psychologists reveal the surprising answers. Writing from a much-needed male point of view, the authors tell why smart women are almost magnetically drawn to the wrong men, and how they can change their love-defeating attitudes to open up new opportunities for romantic happiness.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780394597980
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
1 Being Foolish
Chapter 1 Waiting for the Prince 3
Searching for the Perfect Man
Women and Romantic Fantasies
Historical Forces Affecting Women
Chapter 2 Daddy's Little Girl 19
Learning to Be Cute
Learning to Be Indirect
The Powerful Father
The Missing Father
The Unresponsive Father
The Secret Need to Be Rescued
Chapter 3 How Men Respond to Daddy's Little Girl 40
Helplessness
Game-Playing
Hidden Dependency Needs
The Hunger for Love
Chapter 4 How Men Respond to Power in Women 63
The All-Powerful Mother
The New Impotency
The Passive-Aggressive Response
The Fear of Angry Women
Chapter 5 How Exciting Men Can Make Women Miserable 88
Who Is the Nice Guy?
Sometimes Nice Is Weak
When Nice Looks Weak but Isn't
Nice Is Not Romantic
Love and Longing
Why Some Men Seem Exciting
Bad Boys Can Be Fun...at Least for a While
Who Is the Rat?
The Magnetism of the Rat
The Pursuit of the Rat
Chapter 6 Men Who Make Women Want to Scream 124
The Clam
The Pseudo-Liberated Male
The Perpetual Adolescent
The Walking Wounded
2 Getting Smart
Chapter 7 Many Special Women, Few Good Men? 145
Marrying Up and Marrying Down
Why Married Men look Better
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Chapter 8 Release from Endless Mourning 155
Believing in Magic
Wounded Self-Esteem
Release to Love Again
Chapter 9 Freedom from Love Obsessions 168
Four Types of Love Addicts
When Love Becomes Obsession
Time Is Running Out
Getting Excitement Elsewhere
Breaking Old Patterns Can Be Exciting
Chapter 10 Letting Go of Expectations 191
Hidden Agendas
Expectations Versus Intimacy
Getting in Touch with Hidden Illusions
Expectations That Work
Chapter 11 Finding Diamonds in the Rough 207
The Mask of Shyness
Reinvesting in Long-Term Relationships
Chapter 12 A Fresh Look at "Femininity" 225
The Magic of Strength and Tenderness
The Courage to Express Yourself
Chapter 13 What Smart Women Know 239
The Adventure of Courtship
"Finding" Takes Initiative
Men Like Women Who Like Men
Men Respond to Sensitivity
Vital Relationships: The Paradox of Romantic Tension and Love
Men Do Commit
The Smart Woman Is Responsible for Her Own Experience
Chapter 14 Rules for Finding the Right Man 262
Appendix Quizzes and Tests 267
Patterns of Relationship Quiz
Love Addiction Test
Satisfaction of Needs Test
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