Relationships For Dummies

Relationships For Dummies

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Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and you can t go wrong.

Woman s World
She s interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, Time, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising she s a nationally acclaimed relationship expert.
Chicago Tribune

Let s face it, making a relationship work takes patience, perseverance, energy, and an unflagging commitment to maintain a happy healthy relationship. And sometimes, it takes a little help from a wise and knowledgeable friend.

Written by celebrated psychologist-matchmaker, Dr. Kate Wachs, Relationships For Dummies is a source of inspiration and ideas on how to find and keep a healthy relationship. Whether you ve just started dating or have been together with that special someone for years, Dr. Kate can help you:

Tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship
Have a more loving, fun-filled relationship
Enjoy a more vibrant and satisfying sex life
Work through most relationship problems
Find the positive and the fun in every relationship stage

Dr. Kate explodes common relationships and compatibility myths that cause people grief, and with the help of insightful quizzes, case studies, and real-life America Online letters Dr. Kate covers all the bases, including:

Finding that special someone and knowing if it s really Mr. or Ms. Right
Pacing and nurturing intimacy in the early stages of a relationship
When, where, how, and with whom to have sex when dating
Knowing when and if it s time to move in together
When and if to get married
Keeping psychological and emotional intimacy alive
Keeping physical and sexual intimacy alive

From compatibility to communication, commitment to connecting in the bedroom, Relationships For Dummies is your total guide to having the relationships you want and deserve.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764553844
  • 9780764553844
  • 79,449

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"Dr. Kate evokes solutions."
--USA Today

Find and keep a healthy relationship with tips from Dr. Kate

"Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and youcan't go wrong."
--Woman's World

Whether you've just started dating or have been togetherfor years, Dr. Kate helps you enjoy a loving, fun-filled, excitingrelationship. With real-life America Online letters and insightfulquizzes, this essential guide shows you the best ways to nurtureyour love life - everything from compatibility tocommunication to commitment to connecting in the bedroom!

Praise for Dr. Kate Wachs

"She's interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, Time, TheNew York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Redbook andCosmopolitan. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising- she's a nationally acclaimed relationshipexpert."
--Chicago Tribune

"You gotta like Kate Wachs."
--The Denver Post

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Table of contents


Part I: Relationships 101.

Chapter 1: Is It a Good Relationship...Or Not?

Chapter 2: Taking a Ride on the Cycle of Love.

Chapter 3: Is It a Match?

Chapter 4: What Makes Someone Compatible?

Chapter 5: Finding That Special Someone.

Part II: Getting Closer.

Chapter 6: Growing More Intimate.

Chapter 7: Sex Early in the Relationship.

Chapter 8: When (And Why) to Talk Exclusivity.

Chapter 9: Is It Time to Cohabit?

Part III: Staying In Love---Psychological and Emotional Intimacy.

Chapter 10: Come On, Get Happy!

Chapter 11: Superglue #1: Good Communication -- The Nuts.

Chapter 12: Good Communication: The Bolts.

Chapter 13: Good Communication: Putting It All Together.

Part IV: Feeding the Flame -- Physical and Sexual Intimacy.

Chapter 14: Sexual Baloney.

Chapter 15: Superglue #2: Good Sex!

Chapter 16: Light That Fire!

Part V: Moving Forward Together.

Chapter 17: Marriage: The Magic Wand?

Chapter 18: Move Forward to Marriage?

Chapter 19: Mmmmmmarriage: The M Word.

Chapter 20: Relationship Rx.

Part VI: Moving Forward Separately.

Chapter 21: Breaking Up with Less Pain.

Chapter 22: Starting Over.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten (+1) Tips to Successfully Pace a New Relationship.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Rekindle Your Flame.

Appendix A: The Dr. Kate Compatibility Quiz.

Appendix B: The Dr. Kate Communication Quiz.

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About Kate M. Wachs

Dr. Kate Wachs is America's only Psychologist-Matchmaker. She runs The Relationship Center(TM) in Chicago, the only full-service introduction and counseling center of its kind. She has helped millions of people through matchmaking, counseling, and her media appearances.
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