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Relationships For Dummies

Relationships For Dummies

Kate M. Wachs

ISBN: 978-0-764-55384-4

Mar 2002

408 pages

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$22.99

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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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Introduction.

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.

Index.