A nationally renowned therapist presents his proven strategies for giving blind love 20/20 vision
Every day, single men and women spend millions of dollars on dating services to try to find the ideal partner. Finally, here is an easy-to-use, scientifically based approach for figuring out what a person will be like as a marriage partner. Drawing on clinical research on love, attachment, and intimacy, How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk reveals how to prevent your judgment from being distorted by the bonds of agrowing relationship.
Based on Dr. John Van Epp's nationally renowned "How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk" workshops, this book presents his trademarked Relationship Attachment Model (RAM), which breaks down the five dynamic bonding forces that influence a relationship. Van Epp helps you simply and succinctly identify--and break--destructive dating patterns. Most important, he shows you how to recognize "The Right One" when he or she comes along.
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What the experts are saying
"An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it."
--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find
"I have never read a book with more practical wisdom for finding real love and a healthy marriage."
--William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage
"The tool for finding the love of your life. John Van Epp and his RAM model make it possible for you to assess the five key areas when picking a partner."
--Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., author of Time for a Better Marriage
"Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too late--read it now!"
--Pat Love, Ed.D., author of The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy
It's happened to everyone: you meet someone and fall madly in love and all good judgment and perspective are thrown out the window--until slowly you realize this person isn't who you thought he or she was. Use the proven program used by thousands of singles worldwide--and break the destructive dating patterns that have prevented your happiness in the past.
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this guide maximizes your potential of finding “the one” by giving you the tools to focus on the crucial characteristics of a loving, lasting relationship.
These easy-to-use techniques will help you:
Years of clinical research along with observations from his own private practice have inspired Dr. John Van Epp to develop universally applicable, proven strategies to navigate the complexities of love. His foolproof method will help you determine exactly what the person you date will be like as a spouse so you can spot the gem among the jerks.About the Author:
John Van Epp, Ph.D., conducts seminars and workshops on marriage, family, single living, relationships, and divorce all over the country. His popular video program, How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk, is being taught by certified instructors internationally in thousands of churches, singles organizations, educational and agency settings, and throughout the military. His work has been cited in Time, the Wall Street Journal, O magazine, and Psychology Today and on Salon.com. He has been happily married for more than twenty-five years.
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