The Soul Mate Myth: A 3-Step Plan for Finding REAL Love

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You've been tricked. Society keeps telling you that there's a one-and-only soul mate just for you, a Prince Charming that will be as perfect as your relationship. And what's worse: you've started believing it. Now, Jean Cirillo, PhD, will teach you to stop swooning over picture-perfect legends and remember what really makes a man worth loving for a lifetime. This practical book takes on everything you know about what works in a relationship and will get you to look at love with...
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The Soul Mate Myth: A 3-Step Plan for Finding REAL Love

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Overview


You've been tricked. Society keeps telling you that there's a one-and-only soul mate just for you, a Prince Charming that will be as perfect as your relationship. And what's worse: you've started believing it. Now, Jean Cirillo, PhD, will teach you to stop swooning over picture-perfect legends and remember what really makes a man worth loving for a lifetime. This practical book takes on everything you know about what works in a relationship and will get you to look at love with fresh eyes. With this book in hand, you'll be able to:
  • Separate the man from the myth
  • Get rid of unreasonable expectations without giving up on what's really important
  • Enjoy aspects of love and dating you've previously taken for granted
  • Love and be loved for the right reasons
  • Commit to a real-life man and build a lasting relationship

Armed with case studies of strong marriages and resilient love, this book exposes the lie of the perfect match and gives you the tools you need to identify and pursue exciting--and attainable--new possibilities for love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440512711
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/18/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,475,994
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author


Jean Cirillo, PhD, has more than twenty-five years of experience as a practicing psychologist. She has served as president of the New York State Psychological Association's Division of Women's Issues. Dr. Cirillo was also the longtime staff psychologist for The Jenny Jones Show, and has appeared as an expert guest on Fox News Live, The Montel Williams Show, the History Channel, and MSNBC.
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Table of Contents

Introduction x

Step One:

Reality Check: A Toolkit for Understanding How Bad You've Got It 1

Chapter 1 Great Expectations 3

Chapter 2 Your Brain on Love 33

Chapter 3 The Fear Barrier 65

Step Two:

113

Chapter 4 Letting Go a Little 115

Chapter 5 Grieving for the Mythic Man 137

Step Three:

155

Chapter 6 Authentic Relationships 157

Chapter 7 The Main Ingredients 185

Chapter 8 The Little Things You'll Love 203

Afterword. Love a Man, Not a Myth 217

Appendix A The Single Girl's Dating Guide 221

Appendix B Resource List 233

Index 236

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