Deal Breakers

Deal Breakers

When to Work on A Relationship and When to Walk Away

Book - 2008
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This is a book about men. Not all men, just emotionally unhealthy men. The ones who make you question, "Is it him or is it me? Am I making too big a deal out of this? I try to tell him how I feel, but he says I'm overreacting or needy or it's all my fault."

Relationships are hard work, but how hard should they be? When do you know you are struggling too hard to make a relationship succeed?

Deal Breakers is about getting out of this "relationship purgatory"--where the present is unfulfilling and the future is the only thing you can hope for. But there is no magic future. If he won't work on problems today, it's unlikely they'll ever be resolved. And passively hoping for change will only cost you years of depression or expensive therapy.

Dr. Bethany Marshall is here to remind women that relationships--like business relationships--are deals. In the business world, a deal breaker is the one nonnegotiable term that, if not agreed to, means the deal is off. But in the world of relationships, identifying your deal breaker can be much more promising, as it holds out the possibility of helping you to understand where the relationship has gone wrong, what needs to be done in order to make it better, and when to walk away because you're doing more work than him to fix it.

A deal breaker is a boundary that smart people set for themselves because they know that falling in love can make them do stupid things. Through case studies, deal breaker scenarios, and suggested courses of action, Deal Breakers expertly guides frustrated women. By defining your deal breaker, you hold all the power to create the happiness you deserve.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st Simon Spotlight Entertainment pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416961062
Branch Call Number: ANF 646.77 MAR
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 21 cm

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S_Mike
May 17, 2011

Who would have thought that this self-help guru was all that she was cracked up to be. I typically do not invest too much time and energy into reading this sort of material. However, I gave it a whirl and voila .. a page turner enveloped. Mainly I could not put this book down to basically determine whether or not the relationship I am currently in is worth saving .... lo and behold it says that we have a shot at making it work. But then to place all of my eggs in the basket of a woman who knows nothing of the dynamic of my own personal relationship is silly. Alas, it was a good find to help sort out (on my own) what type of situations that are deal breakers for me. Kudos!!

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