Deal breaker n:
1. a character defect or personal attitude that indicates everything else that is wrong in a relationship
2. the fundamental, non-negotiable need or desire that, once defined, can help every woman attain the relationship she really wants.
Where 'He's Just Not That Into You' explored relationships in black and white, 'Deal Breakers' covers the million shades of grey that lie between -- all those apparently promising relationships that have hit an impasse. Women often become confused and forget that relationships -- like business arrangements -- are deals. Both parties have to agree to the terms. And if a non-negotiable term is not agreed to, it is okay to walk away without fear of criticism or embarrassment.
In her groundbreaking book, Dr Bethany Marshall, a Beverly Hills-based psychoanalyst and frequent TV personality, exposes the common deal breakers (symptomatic warnings that a relationship either needs to dissolve or change) and archetypal relationship patterns of men that if left unchallenged keep women trapped in 'relationship purgatory'. By teaching women to define what they need in a relationship and to recognise what can and can not be done, 'Deal Breakers' will ultimately save women years of heartache and expensive psychoanalysis.
Dr Bethany Marshall has helped thousands of women recognise when their situation is fixable, and when it's time to walk away. Some deal breakers are obvious -- one partner wants marriage, the other doesn't -- yet many are more subtle and difficult to pinpoint from within.
Refreshingly candid yet never unkind, and filled with anecdotes and case studies that will provoke many a light bulb response, 'Deal Breakers' clearly and thoughtfully shows readers how to define what they truly need -- and deserve -- from a romantic relationship.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 04 / 2007
- 140 x 210mm