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 non-negotiable 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.
©2007 Dr. Bethany Marshall; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
I found this book too general and metaphoric to be helpful. Many of the stories offered as examples seem overly obvious. And the tone of the reading sounds too informal to build trust or confidence. It is also targeted specifically to women. And it seems to be aimed at those who are looking for a justification to leave their relationship. I only made it through a couple of chapters before I stopped. I will be returning this book. I would recommend "Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay" as a more helpful book if you are ambivalent about your relationship and need help deciding.
There were a lot of scenarios in this book that rang true to what I am currently going through and have gone through in the past
I will pay more attention to red flags that I see in situations rather than overlook them for the way I feel in the moment.
This book has been amazing and would recommend to people who are in a relationship or for those looking to get into one.
The most memorable moment of this book was working out what type of person I am with. It was like a light bulb moment for me. I now have the information and the tools to better understand my partner and why we act and re-act the way we do but most importantly I know now how I can help myself.
I very much enjoyed the readers voice she was clear and did not have a mono tone voice that felt like your teeth were being pulled.
For those of you who have daughters and are concerned of some of the choices they are making or have made with choosing partners or the relationship is up and down this is the book for you. Great book. Thank you.
Good content, especially if you're in a situation where you're considering ending or starting a relationship.
I found this book to be very helpful and insightful. It is a must-read for anyone, male or female, straddling the fence trying to decide to whether to stay or leave a relationship. The book is written more for a female audience but if the "he's" are replaced with "she's" the book can work for a male audience as well. I did not find that the book was male bashing at all as some readers have suggested.
This by far is the Best material I have came across to date to explain why some relationships are so confusing, hurtful and just don't make sense. A must for anyone in a relationship that's got you spinning. Not only does this explain what is really going on, why it is going on but it gives very clear examples of how to deal with it and how to make good healthy choices for yourself. After listening to this the veil of illusion will be lifted so that you can see more clearly what is really going on in your relationship. Bravo - no need to read between the lines with this one.
This helped me understand what was bothering me in my previous relationship and I feel that it will help me make better choices. I would recommend it to all women.
I loved this book and will keep it in my Library. I highly recommend it for trying to figure out who that guy is that you love but don't understand. Excellent one to repeat from time to time. Although it is about understanding Five main personality traits of Men, it can also include women in the categories. The Author offers insight into that personality and helps you understand when it's worth staying in the relationship and when it's time to end it. I might have ended my relationship sooner if I had read this book earlier.
Just make sure that you use is also for self-examination, as each of us may have isues that are addressed in this book.
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