Many people have opinions on the subject of romantic relationships - why they're so hard to find and so difficult to maintain - but the real source of trouble isn't too complicated: it's that we are choosing our partners based on love, excitement, lust, attraction, neediness...on feelings. Instead of helping listeners find true love, Dr. Michael Bennett and his comedy-writing daughter Sarah reveal the practical, commonsense criteria for good partnerships that will allow real love to develop. Finding a good partner involves losing preconceived notions about who your dream date might be, so the Bennetts helpfully appraise the pros and cons of eight traits people most commonly seek: charisma, beauty, chemistry, communication, sense of humor, family stability, intelligence, and wealth. They suggest you'll have better luck finding a partner in a bar or online if you focus on ideas like mutual attraction and respect and common interests and common goals. With helpful quizzes and case studies inspired by Dr. Bennett's practice, F--k Love is packed with enough advice and wisdom to help you avoid the relationship nightmares that led you to this book in the first place. Contains mature themes.
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"Gives the middle finger to the self-help genre...Refreshingly blunt." (Harper's Bazaar)
I found a little pleasure in a time of much pain, a reason to laugh through all my tears, ability to forgive my past, and a roadmap to a happier future!! 😄 (and many ideas on how to keep people VERY much at distance if I choose so.)
Just couldn't stop listening & will Again & Again and then Pay It Forward.... 😊😊
This book is incredibly basic. There is no depth here and no insight to be gained. It might be fun to listen to if you just came out of a cheating break up and you are mad but there is very little to be learned here or to take forward into new and better relationships. A waste of time and a waste of money in my opinion.
I really enjoyed this book and it certainly gave me a lot to think about. It's filled with good advice and relatable situations. Having said that, It was very much geared towards a middle class, American audience. Also occasionally the book reinforced negative stereotypes about people in non-traditional careers or those with troubled backgrounds (a lot of prison jokes). However, I think the volume of information required some generalization. Overall the book was very helpful- if taken with a grain of salt.
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