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How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind
Written by: John Van Epp
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Rubytooshoes
  • 22-11-17

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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  • Jameson
  • 06-08-18

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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  • Alyn F.
  • 24-01-19

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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  • JoAnn N.
  • 07-01-20

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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  • Michelle Peets
  • 06-03-18

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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  • Heidi W
  • 22-03-20

Wish I had this book 20 yrs ago!

I wish I would’ve had this book 20 years ago before I met my ex-husband. There are so many good things I’ve learned from this and will use in my current dating experiences. I also realized a few areas where I am lacking and need to improve on. I hope to use this information that I’ve learned and find someone amazing to be with. Everyone, especially singles should read this book. Now I need a physical copy to take notes in and reference. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-20

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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  • KayGee
  • 10-02-20

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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  • Anonymous
  • 25-04-19

GREAT Information! Downside; NEEDS different voice for this serious material.

This book is full of Insightful research based relationship information.

Very Difficult to get past his voice because it is the Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

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  • SRNA
  • 12-03-19

Most Useful Dating book

everything else tells you what not to do.... this one tells you what to do and why....more examples are needed or a workbook for starters, but the book is very useful. I'd love a seminar of applying the principles.

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  • Martine
  • 19-05-19

Antiquated

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