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Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve. With this book, you will learn how to:

  • Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner
  • Judge character based on compatibility, relationship skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships
  • Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship

©2007 John Van Epp (P)2017 Tantor

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One of Top Relationship/Dating books!

Having gone through a divorce (one that I spend the last 4-yrs of trying to save) and now dating for the last 3 yrs trying to make sure that the next marriage lasts forever, I've read a lot of relationship books and this is right at the top. The author does an amazing job explaining the proper and ordered steps of building a healthy relationship. I've recommended to a number of friends and they've felt the same way.

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Thought provoking

This book was recommended to me by someone who wants me to have a lasting healthy relationship. It’s given me a lot to think about and helped clarify what a good relationship is. I don’t agree with everything Dr. Van Epp said in this book, but he makes a great deal of sense. I would recommend this book to everyone seeking a good relationship, especially to young people just starting to date.

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Advice About Dating I Wish I'd Known Sooner!

This book is a MUST READ for everyone in the dating world (or about to enter the dating world). I think it should be mandatory reading before you graduate from high school so that you know what a healthy relationship does or does not look like. I read this after going through a messy divorce in preparation for learning what I did wrong in my marriage - Did I marry a jerk to begin with? Or, was I the jerk? If so, I didn't want to repeat the same mistake twice! This was my first every Audible book, and I never thought I'd enjoy LISTENING to a book, but it's great to do while you're driving in the car. I'm hooked on Audible books now!

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solid and powerful suggestions for singles.

I am listening a second time so I can get more of the information into my heart and mind. This information needs to be part of who I am not just something I have heard.

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Great book to read before dating

I really enjoyed th is book and want to utilize the information. I will most likely listen to the audio book 2 more times to reinforce. the narrator's voice sounded very mysterious and kept me interested the entire time.

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from a 58 year old widow and divorcee

I found every point valid and helpful. I especially appreciate the research that backs everything up.

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Phenomenal. Would recommend to anyone single.

This book was everything I needed to understand in order to break the cycle of dating individuals who are destructive to both my mental health and theirs.

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why did nobody tell me about this book earlier...

this is one of those books that everyone looking at building a great relationship should read this book was not only informative it was fun to read and so eye opening in many ways I'm glad I read it The RAM model is something people looking to build great relationships should know about it just makes sense and there's science behind it

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PRACTICAL IDEAS, DATA SUPPORTED (just in case...)

If you're looking for a book to help you in today's dating world, or just looking to figure out if you are the jerk, this is the book to read! This book is full of practical applications, based upon experience, and data supported from multiple studies over several decades. If you've ever wondered why dating is so much more difficult now than was ten, twenty, thirty, or even 50 years ago, its because it is! Within these pages is where you will find your answers along with pactical examples and multiple research and resource studies just in case you want to dig into the numbers yourself because you don't believe the information presented. This is a must read for those who are dating who are young or young at heart regardless of your gender. You will not be disappointed! Make sure you have a notebook handy so that you can write things down! This book is well worth the price of admission in audible, electronic or print formats. You will want to keep this one on the shelf for continual reference. BTW, yes, you'll figure out how to avoid marrying a jerk and how to not be one!

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Good content, terrible reader

The content is super valuable. The reader is hard to listen to and sounds like he is sneering arrogantly through the entire audiobook.

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Antiquated

It’s a marriage guidance book with a jazzed up title to draw in modern readers. I was disappointed.