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Finally Getting It Right: From Addictive Love to the Real Thing
     

Finally Getting It Right: From Addictive Love to the Real Thing

by Howard Marvin Halpern
 

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You're trying to get Mr. or Ms. Wrong out of your system. You know you deserve better that that old, hurtful love. But why is Ms. Nice so boring? Why doesn't Mr. Good Guy turn you on? Will you ever feel excited and passionate again? Howard M. Halpern's wise, witty, compassionate book tells readers why they feel this way—and how they can find a healthy love

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You're trying to get Mr. or Ms. Wrong out of your system. You know you deserve better that that old, hurtful love. But why is Ms. Nice so boring? Why doesn't Mr. Good Guy turn you on? Will you ever feel excited and passionate again? Howard M. Halpern's wise, witty, compassionate book tells readers why they feel this way—and how they can find a healthy love without giving up the thrill. From an author whose work has helped thousands, here is balm for everyone burned by love, and a bracing companion for the journey ahead.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With a minimum of psychological jargon, psychotherapist Halpern ( Cutting Loose: An Adult Guide to Coming to Terms with Your Parents ) here proffers advice on how to break an addiction to the wrong person or end a pattern of involvement with unsatisfying partners. According to the author, people are ``destined'' to repeat unhealthy relationships because of childhood experiences with parents or other significant adults, or because they are trying to fill a void. For example, a woman may be obsessed with an ungiving man because she's still trying to win the love of a cold father. Or a man may be attracted to undependable, emotional women because they provide the excitement he feels is lacking in his life. By getting to the root of the unhealthy attraction, we can say good-bye to hurtful relating patterns and open the door to loving, mature relationships. The final chapter consists of questions and answers about love from Halpern's syndicated newspaper column, ``On Your Own.'' Case histories and black-and-white cartoons add a human (and humorous) dimension. This compassionate and witty book should encourage readers stuck in unfulfilling relationships to do better for themselves. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553370782
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.77(d)

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