Everyone knows that dipping your toe in the dating pond can be a little intimidating without first seeking some expert advice! And that's exactly what Terri Couwenhoven delivers in her new book written expressly for teens and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Boyfriends&Girlfriends explains the dos and don'ts of dating and validates their normal, age-appropriate desire for companionship and romance.
The book covers the biggest questions and smallest concerns of every would-be dater, including:
- Who is an appropriate dating partner&who is not
- How to read signals&judge whether the interest is mutual
- How to ask someone out on a date
- How to turn down a date
- How to handle rejection
- What sexual feelings are
- How to work through problems in a relationship
- What to do when a relationship is not working
Written and illustrated for a hi/lo reader, Boyfriends&Girlfriends is perfect for anyone who is already in a relationship, ready to start one, or still only dreaming about it. The guide is also an informative read for parents, counselors, and other support providers.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Dating Basics 1
What Is a Date?
Why Do People Date?
Are You Old Enough to Date?
Are You Ready to Date?
Chapter 2 Sexual Feelings and Crushes 9
What Are Sexual Feelings?
What Is a Crush?
Handling Sexual Feelings & Crushes
Chapter 3 Starting a Boyfriend/Girlfriend Relationship 17
Step 1 Find Someone Who Interests You
Step 2 See If the Person Is Interested in You
Step 3 Spend Time Getting to Know Each Other-Date!
Chapter 4 Sharing Touch & Affection 41
Types of Touch and Affection
Rules for Sharing Touch and Affection
Respecting Your Partner's Boundaries
Chapter 5 How Are Things Going? 51
Step 4 Evaluating Your Relationship
Types of Relationships That Don't Work Out
Chapter 6 Fixing Problems 59
Is the Problem Fixable?
Chapter 7 Do You Feel Respected? 65
Signs Your Relationship Is Unhealthy
Other Danger Signs
Chapter 8 Time to Break Up? 77
How Do You Break Up?
If Someone Breaks Up with You
Chapter 9 Time to Get More Serious? 85
Thinking about a Future Together
Where Should You Live?
Should You Get Engaged or Married?
Sharing Touch and Affection in More Serious Ways
Dating Dilemmas 103
Online Dating Sites 113