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Dating Sucks but You Dont

Dating Sucks but You Dont

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From renowned international dating coach comes a "smart, funny, classy, and practical" (Mike Sacks, editor at Vanity Fair) dating guide for men looking to gain confidence and find lasting love in the #MeToo era.

Rejection. Ghosting. Not knowing how to talk to women. For many men, dating just sucks. But it doesn't have to. There's a simple yet powerful way to gain instant confidence and attract a great girlfriend: be authentic.

Whether you want to confidently approach women, get quality matches on dating apps, or learn how to avoid the "friend zone," Dating Sucks, but You Don't is your "must-read" (Mike Johnson, bestselling author of Make the Love You Want) step-by-step blueprint for landing your soulmate.

Using the power of "radical authenticity," you'll unlock your most awesome self and learn how to:
-Be magnetic as you...even if you're not rich, tall, or great looking
-Always know what to say to ignite chemistry
-Get dates and connect with great women without using creepy "pickup artist" tricks
-Conquer fear and anxiety and confidently approach women (in a way they love)
-Get great matches and dates on Tinder, Bumble, Match, Hinge, or any other dating app
-Create a healthy, supportive relationship with someone who loves you for you

You definitely don't suck. And when you have total self-confidence and great results, neither does dating.

Desire

Desire

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We've all felt the giddy flutter of excitement when our new lover walks into the room. Waited by the phone, changed our plans...But are we in love, or is there something darker at work? In Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction, Susan Cheever explores the shifting boundaries between the feelings of passion and addiction, desire and need, and she raises provocative and important questions about who we love and why.

Elegantly written and thoughtfully composed, Cheever's book combines unsparing and intimate memoir, interviews and stories, hard science and psychology to explore the difference between falling in love and falling prey to an addiction. Part one defines what addiction is and how it works -- the obsession, the betrayals, the broken promises to oneself and others. Part two explores the possible causes of addiction -- is it nature or nurture, a permanent condition or a temporary derangement? Part three considers what we can do about it, including a provocative suggestion about how we describe and treat addiction, and a look at the importance of community and storytelling.

In the end, there are no easy answers. "A straight look about some crooked feelings," Desire shows us the difference between the addiction that cripples our emotions, and healthy, empowering love that enhances our lives.

Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-Mouthing and Brainwashing (Revised)

Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-Mouthing and Brainwashing (Revised)

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Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn't work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you'll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children.

DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak's advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other.

--Mark Pendergrast, author of Victims of Memory
Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield

Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield

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Prior to stepping onto the battlefield with a Narcissist, it is imperative to know their playbook both forwards and backwards. The behavior of individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder generally defies logic but sadly, their tactics in the Family Court System often fool Judges, Commissioners, Attorneys, Minor's Counsel, Social Workers, Therapists and even trained Evaluators. Narcissists are the masters of manipulation and projection and are known to launch stealth assaults that will leave their victims in an utter state of confusion and desperation. Victims are often left shattered and without a voice because they feel that no one could possibly believe or understand what they are silently enduring. Author, Tina Swithin, understands what it's like to divorce a narcissist. Tina spent over four years on the battlefield of the Family Court System while acting as her own attorney in a desperate attempt to protect her two young daughters. While Tina's first book, Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom's Battle details Tina's personal journey and court battle, her new book offers solid advice and sanity-saving wisdom for transforming from victim to survivor. Education is power and Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield is your personal guide and resource for navigating through high-conflict divorce. Receive advice for every stage of the battle: - Leaving the Narcissist: Strategies and advice - Divorcing: Advice on attorneys, tactical moves, courtroom preparation, anxiety/PTSD, evaluations and more. - Narc Decoder: Learn to decode emails and communication. - Children: Sharing custody, sheltering children and breaking the cycle. - Life Beyond the Narcissist: Loving again, personal growth and healing. - Stories of Hope - Resources
Dontdatehimgirl.com Presents - So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?: So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?

Dontdatehimgirl.com Presents - So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?: So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?

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He may not have been that into you, but the bastard who just broke your heart will be a distant memory after reading Don't Date Him Girl Presents: So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?, a 10-step guide to help you get your brokenhearted butt in gear, break your addiction to bad boyfriends and find lasting love. Written by DontDateHimGirl.com founder and newspaper columnist Tasha Cunningham, this book reveals the must-have secret weapon that belongs in every single girl's dating arsenal.

Inspired by the stories of the thousands of women who have shared their dating stories on DontDateHimGirl.com, So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What? will put you and your broken heart on the path to recovery armed with the tools you'll need to get over your bad breakup. After reading this book, you'll emerge stronger, smarter and sexier, well on your way to finding the guy who will be VERY into you!

Em & Lo's Rec Sex A-Z Guide to Hooking Up

Em & Lo's Rec Sex A-Z Guide to Hooking Up

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The lovely sex advisors of Nerve.com are back! Amassing knowledge from years of counseling the sexually curious and courageous, Em and Lo now offer this essential guide to playing the field. With over 350 hilarious alphabetically listed entries and saucy illustrations, Em & Lo's Rec Sex covers all the bases of free loveB is for booty call, E is for equal opportunity objectification, F is for friends with benefits, S is for STDs, Z is for... (well, no, that would give away the ending). At long last, here are answers to age old questions like, How do I know whether I'm dating or just hooking up? What's the difference between comfort sex and a mercy fuck? Would a true wingman ever engage in cockblocking? When does a booty call become an umfriend? And most importantly, can you do-over a play-d'oh? Em and Lo define the terms, classify the information, and generally shed light on all the naughty things you do. Armed with Em & Lo's Rec Sex you'll never again have to ponder: If I improve my playdar, can a cuddle party lead to some dry humping?
Ethical Slut 2nd Ed.

Ethical Slut 2nd Ed.

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The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable.

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms.

"I couldn't stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for One

Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It?

Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It?

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A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

Learn how to fight better and end your arguments with your partner feeling closer, more loved, and better understood.

We take our cars in for oil changes. We mow our lawns and pull weeds. Why don't we do maintenance on our marriages? This relationship is the most important one we will ever have, so why not get better at it?

For the last several years, Penn and Kim Holderness of The Holderness Family have done the hard maintenance and the research to learn how to fight better. With the help of their marriage coach Dr. Christopher Edmonston, they break down their biggest (and in some cases, funniest) fights. How did a question about chicken wings turn into a bra fight (no, not a bar fight or a bra fight)? How did a roll of toilet paper lead to tears, resentment, and a stint in the guest bedroom?

With their trademark sense of humor and complete vulnerability, Penn and Kim share their 10 most common Fight Fails and how to combat them. Throughout the book, they offer scripts for how to start, continue, and successfully close hard conversations. Couples will emerge equipped to engage and understand, not do battle--and maybe laugh a little more along the way.

In Everybody Fights, couples will learn how to:

  • Use "magic words" for healthy conflict resolution
  • Address unspoken and unrealistic expectations
  • Banish the three Ds of unhealthy communication--distraction, denial, and delay
  • Carry individual baggage while helping your partner deal with theirs
  • Penn and Kim want you to know you're not alone. Everybody fights. Marriage is messy. Marriage is work. But marriage is worth it. Fight for it!

    Fifty Shades of Pleasure A Bedside Companion

    Fifty Shades of Pleasure A Bedside Companion

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    Surrender to the joys brought to world by New York Times bestselling author E.L. James. Let this unofficial guide teach you the sex tricks made famous by Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Turn your bedroom into a playpen of pleasure, pain, and ecstasy.

    If hot erotic romance novels have had you fantasizing about certain naughty pleasures, or if you just want to add a little spice to your sexy love sessions, this kinky how-to will bring your fantasies to life. Explore the pleasure of a little pain, flex muscles you didn't know you had through hot sex positions and learn how to make or break the rules in your playtime romp.

    With a light, playful tone, this book eases you into the stingingly sweet side of sex. Each section features excerpts from the Kama Sutra or classic erotica, extra tips like "Dirty Talk Dos and Don'ts," and offers further resources to continue your naughty education. Gather your ben wa balls and feather ticklers while this handbook gives you the rundown on all the hot moves you've been wanting to try, from beginner bondage techniques and starter spanking to hot wax and flogging--no dungeon required!

    Fight Less Love More

    Fight Less Love More

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    A Harvard-trained lawyer and mediator shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating.

    In Fight Less, Love More, readers will learn how to identify the bad verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn's modern voice presents simple 5-minute strategies create immediate, positive changes and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can continually employ when faced with conflict.

    Finding the Words: Candid Conversations with Loved Ones

    Finding the Words: Candid Conversations with Loved Ones

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    "Finding the Words "offers principles and practical suggestions for those moments in relationships when one wants to be kind but also must discuss a sensitive matter. In thoughtful prose, Susan Halpern explains how to communicate with care in order to strengthen and increase our loving connections. The principles provided in the book speaking from the heart, stating intentions, and deep listening enable readers to navigate difficult encounters.
    Halpern draws on her years of experience as a psychotherapist, wife, and mother to suggest possible, scripted solutions and positive outcomes for a wide range of situations: a partner who needs to talk about the irritations of joint living, parents of an adult child who requires unexpected financial support, grandparents who don t know how to intervene, siblings who disagree about politics or religion, and couples in times of crisis, illness, affairs, and divorce. An essential book for finding one s way back to intimacy from conflict, nagging discomfort, and anger, "Finding the Words "teaches methods of responding, negotiating, and compromising. While there are numerous guides to relationships, no other book presents life situations along with actual words that can be used to cope with them with such vitality and wisdom."
    Finding True Love

    Finding True Love

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    Your Guide to Finding True Love

    The keys to attracting love. In this eye-opening and wisdom-packed book by best-selling author Daphne Rose Kingma, readers discover that the search for true love starts within themselves. Kingma expresses the necessity of inner work before we can be ready to welcome and attract outside love. It is through first committing to spiritual and emotional preparation, Kingma shares, that we will learn how to be happy and discover the true love of our lives.

    A detailed four-part discussion. "Love Doctor" Kingma highlights four qualities necessary to finding true love. She devotes a section of the book to each quality--faith, trust, intention, and surrender--and thoroughly unpacks them, examining both the spiritual and emotional attitudes required for each. By adopting these qualities, we prepare ourselves to find the love that awaits us.

    Answers for everyone looking for love. At its heart, this book is a guide for finding your way to the love you deserve. Whether you've been single and searching for love for longer than you'd like, or you're tried and failed your hand at love one too many times, this is the book for you. Kingma comes to her readers as both a relationship expert and compassionate guide ready to provide answers as to why you haven't found fulfilling relationships yet--and give you the tools to do so.

    Check out Daphne Rose Kingma's Finding True Love and discover...

  • A comprehensive how-to for finding the love you're seeking
  • Sensible steps and advice that will challenge and motivate you
  • The keys to gaining an intimate relationship in your life
  • Readers of books such as Calling in "The One", How to Be Single and Happy, or All the Rules will enjoy Kingma's Finding True Love.

    Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship and Success

    Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship and Success

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    Every party has a stand-out - a guy or gal who breezes into a room and instantly attracts everyone's attention. It's not always about looks or money, so what's their secret? It's all about flirting! A good flirt knows how to make anyone around them feel good, and that's a very powerful skill. Luckily, it is a skill that can be learned. THE STREET GUIDE TO FLIRTING will show you how to:

    -Discover your inner flirt
    -Increase your self-confidence
    -Take advantage of non-verbal communication
    -Overcome your fear of rejection
    And much more!

    Whether you want to attract a life partner, improve business, or just have a little fun, this book is packed with useful tips, stories, practical exercises, and quizzes to help you transform into the most fabulous flirt you can be.

    For Better

    For Better

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    "The most credible and interesting marital self-help book of all time."--Newsweek

    Editor of The Washington Post's Wellness Department and former New York Times columnist Tara Parker-Pope is one of the most popular and e-mailed journalists in the nation. In this eye-opening--and ultimately optimistic--look at marriage today, Parker-Pope reveals the heart behind the statistics to bust the myths and share the true secrets to marital happiness.

    Among her surprising findings:
    - most marriages today are succeeding
    - newlywed couples who don't fight are at a higher risk for divorce than those who do
    - how couples divide household chores influences how often they have sex

    Whatever their stage of life or marital status, readers will be fascinated and buoyed by this classic in the making.

    For Better: Science of a Good Marriage

    For Better: Science of a Good Marriage

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    Take The "For Better" Quiz #3: Defining Your Love Style.

    One of the "New York Times'" most popular journalists presents groundbreaking scientific news about marriage. And, surprise: It's good news.
    We've all heard the statistic: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. It's enough to make many couples give up when the going gets rough, thinking that's what everybody else does. But what if it weren't true? What if, in fact, it's not only possible but often easier than you think to save a seemingly troubled relationship? These are the questions Tara Parker-Pope asked herself after her own divorce. An investigative journalist on the health and wellness beat, she turned to some of the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and other scientists for the facts about marriage and divorce.
    Those facts were more positive and provocative than she'd ever expected, and "For Better" offers page after page of astonishing, eye-opening good news. Parker-Pope presents the science behind why some marriages work and others don't; the biology behind why some spouses cheat and others remain faithful; the best diagnostic tools created by the most cutting-edge psychologists to assess the probability of success in getting married, staying married, or remarrying. There are questionnaires to uncover potentially damaging hidden attitudes toward spouses. There are tools to show the impact of routine, fresh activity and how small adjustments can make a huge difference. Tara Parker- Pope's genius is for exploring the science behind the big issues that affect our lives every day and translating that science into advice that we can use-every day.
    "For Better" is the definitive guide to the most profound relationship of our lives.

    For the Love of Men

    For the Love of Men

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    A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.

    In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don't cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize--gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the 80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn't been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% (!) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.

    In For the Love of Men, Liz offers a smart, insightful, and deeply-researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don't know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing, but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant.

    What are we going to do about men? Liz Plank has the answer. And it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.

    Foreverland

    Foreverland

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    "One of the first honest, moving and funny portrayals of a solid marriage I have ever read." --Jessica Grose, The New York Times

    A Best Book of 2022 from The New Yorker and Chicago Tribune

    An illuminating, poignant, and savagely funny examination of modern marriage from Ask Polly advice columnist Heather Havrilesky

    If falling in love is the peak of human experience, then marriage is the slow descent down that mountain, on a trail built from conflict, compromise, and nagging doubts. Considering the limited economic advantages to marriage, the deluge of other mate options a swipe away, and the fact that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce anyway, why do so many of us still chain ourselves to one human being for life?

    In Foreverland, Heather Havrilesky illustrates the delights, aggravations, and sublime calamities of her marriage over the span of fifteen years, charting an unpredictable course from meeting her one true love to slowly learning just how much energy is required to keep that love aflame. This refreshingly honest portrait of a marriage reveals that our relationships are not simply "happy" or "unhappy," but something much murkier--at once unsavory, taxing, and deeply satisfying. With tales of fumbled proposals, harrowing suburban migrations, external temptations, and the bewildering insults of growing older, Foreverland is a work of rare candor and insight. Havrilesky traces a path from daydreaming about forever for the first time to understanding what a tedious, glorious drag forever can be.

    Four Noble Truths of Love

    Four Noble Truths of Love

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    "Susan Piver consistently offers what so many of us seek: A generous, caring, loving teacher, someone with an open heart and a clear mind, eager to help us find our own way forward." --Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

    Broken hearts, resentment, affairs, divorce. Why is it so hard to make relationships work? New York Times bestselling author and mindfulness expert Susan Piver applies classic Buddhist wisdom to modern romance, including her own long-term relationship, to show that ancient philosophies have timeless--and unexpected--wisdom on how to love.

    The Four Noble Truths of Love will challenge the expectations you have about dating, sex, and romance, liberating you from the habits, traumas, and expectations that have been holding back your relationships. This mindful approach toward love will help you open your heart fearlessly, deepen communications with your partner, increase your compassion and resilience, and lead you toward a path of true happiness. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain: expansive, real love for yourself and others.