I Only Want to Get Married Once: The 10 Essential Questions for Getting It Right the First Time

I Only Want to Get Married Once: The 10 Essential Questions for Getting It Right the First Time

by Chana Levitan

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Overview

There is no rule that says heartbreak must be a prerequisite for good judgment. If you don't want to be a divorce statistic and are ready for a long-lasting relationship, this book's for you. In today's divorce culture, too many people have stopped trusting their ability to build a loving and lasting marriage. Now renowned relationship coach and counselor Chana Levitan reveals the 10 essential questions everyone should ask before saying "I do." Readers will learn how to: spot long-term potential; know the difference between infatuation and love-how they work against each other and yet how they can work together; reevaluate their approach to love and what they really need to succeed in building a loving marriage; gain the confidence to steer through the decision making process of dating; and more. Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful advice, I Only Want to Get Married Once helps readers get it right the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455525065
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Pages: 165
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Chana Levitan is a renowned educator, author, speaker, and relationship coach. Her driving passion is to give people the tools they need to trust themselves and their abilities to create a successful marriage the first time around.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sharon Slater xi

Acknowledgments xv

Dear Reader xix

Introduction. Love: What You Need to Know 1

1 Do you share the same basic goals and values? 15

2 Are you relating to the person you are dating or to an image? 33

3 Can you admit that the person you are dating has faults? Are you realistic about your own faults? 41

4 Does your relationship have healthy boundaries? 53

5 What do people you are close to have to say about the person you are dating? 79

6 Do you respect the person you are dating? Is there mutual respect? 85

7 Can you be open and honest with the person you are dating? Do you trust him or her? 97

8 How well do you get along with the person you are dating? How is your communication? 115

9 Does the person you are dating bring out the best in you? 127

10 If the person you are dating never changes, would you still want to get married? 135

The Case for Marriage 143

Afterword. If You've Already Been Married Once 163

About the Author 167

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