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Relationships For Dummies

Published 03-15-2002

&#8220;Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and you can&#8217;t go wrong.&#8221;<br /> &#8212;<i>Woman&#8217;s World</i> <p>&#8220;She&#8217;s interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, <i>Time</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Redbook</i> and <i>Cosmopolitan</i>. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising&#8212;she&#8217;s a nationally acclaimed relationship expert.&#8221;<br /> &#8212;<i>Chicago Tribune</i></p> <p>Let&#8217;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.</p> <p>Written by celebrated psychologist-matchmaker, Dr. Kate Wachs, <i>Relationships For Dummies</i> is a source of inspiration and ideas on how to find and keep a healthy relationship. Whether you&#8217;ve just started dating or have been together with that special someone for years, Dr. Kate can help you:</p> <ul> <li>Tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship</li> <li>Have a more loving, fun-filled relationship</li> <li>Enjoy a more vibrant and satisfying sex life</li> <li>Work through most relationship problems</li> <li>Find the positive and the fun in every relationship stage</li> </ul> <p>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:</p> <ul> <li>Finding that special someone and knowing if it&#8217;s really Mr. or Ms. Right</li> <li>Pacing and nurturing intimacy in the early stages of a relationship</li> <li>When, where, how, and with whom to have sex when dating</li> <li>Knowing when and if it&#8217;s time to move in together</li> <li>When and if to get married</li> <li>Keeping psychological and emotional intimacy alive</li> <li>Keeping physical and sexual intimacy alive</li> </ul> <p>From compatibility to communication, commitment to connecting in the bedroom, <i>Relationships For Dummies</i> is your total guide to having the relationships you want and deserve.</p>

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Rekindling Romance For Dummies

Published 12-28-2000

&#8220;Her energy level is higher than a charged particle.&#8221;<br /> &#8212;<i>People</i> <p>&#8220;Her manner is down-to-earth and reassuring.... She tries to make people feel better, value themselves, trust their instincts.&#8221;<br /> &#8212;<i>Ladies&#8217; Home Journal</i></p> <p>In today&#8217;s world of instant gratification people have lost the knack for keeping romance alive. Rather than take the time to rekindle the flame that once burned so brightly, we let the fire die out, thinking we&#8217;ll find something more lasting with someone else. Often, the result is that we find ourselves repeating the same pattern over and over again or giving up on romance altogether. But true romance never really dies it only goes into hibernation, waiting for somebody to wake it up.</p> <p>Are you bored with your relationship? Does your love life seem routine? Don&#8217;t throw in the towel! Let &#8220;Americas star sexologist&#8221; (<i>TV Guide</i>), Dr. Ruth Westheimer shows you how to inspire a romantic Renaissance in your relationship. With the help of self-exams and easy exercises, she shows you how to:</p> <ul> <li>Rate the romance in your relationship</li> <li>Renew respect and commitment</li> <li>Spice up your sex life</li> <li>Find time for Romance in everyday situations</li> <li>Plan a romantic getaway</li> </ul> <p>Full of straight-talk about real-life relationship issues and peppered with helpful and inspiring anecdotes from her years couples counseling, <i>Rekindling Romance For Dummies</i> helps you:</p> <ul> <li>Find the sources of stress in your relationship and address them constructively</li> <li>Discover the importance of communication in overcoming potential sore spots</li> <li>Understand the roles that conflict and mutual respect play in a successful relationship</li> <li>Use proven techniques for strengthening your relationship, including renewal ceremonies, romantic escapes, and more</li> <li>Overcome boredom and insecurity in the bedroom and supercharge your sex-life together, well into your golden years</li> <li>Work through common stresses that can afflict romance, including financial conflict, pregnancy, and childrearing</li> <li>Recognize how common medical problems can impact the state of your relationship and know when to seek professional help</li> </ul> <p>Don&#8217;t let a good thing fade away. Let Dr. Ruth show you how to &#8220;embrace the art of romance&#8221; and keep the fire burning in your relationship.</p>

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