Warren begins with weeding out bad characters. "If one of the partners in a relationship lies, cheats, or steals, that bad character will eventually undermine the relationship." Even if youre not the victim of these behaviors, you will be, claims Warren. So run, dont walk from the relationship. Seems like obvious common sense. Yet advice columnist are constantly answering letters from unhappily married men and women, complaining about these very forms of broken trust. Warren also encourages readers to stop ignoring the early "red flags" of addictive personalities and psychological issues, such as chronic depression. Demand that the partner commit to professional help before you go any further with the relationship, he advises. Other compatibility issues include anger management, sexual passion, and family planning.
While his advice is solid, it is conservative. For instance, he does not address homosexual love or allow homosexual partnering on his web site. Also, most of the discussion is geared toward traditional marriage as the final goal. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Most of the book is just common sense. The most useful part of the book is the few pages in the back that has a list and a quiz to help you determine your compatibility with the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LuluSa
I bought this book for 2 of my single friends in 2008. One took the advice, found his soulmate and is happily married. Read morePublished 4 months ago by anderson neenee
I have given this book as a gift and I have always gotten very positive feedback. It tells one how to look for a husband or wife based on inner characteristics that no only make... Read morePublished 5 months ago by NJ Reader
Wow!! If only everyone read this book... Makes so much sense! Started reading this book when I first started seeing my (now) husband!! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Blessed Mama of 2
We used this book for our book club and we all enjoyed it. Even more importantly, its messages have stuck with us and influence our approach to relationships long after we finished... Read morePublished 9 months ago by JMagColorado
Skip the first 28 pgs. (How EHarmony Began). Start on pg. 29 and continue reading until the end. Practical advice can be found in the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Audioman
Wish I have read this when I was in my 20's. This book will help you find a long-lasting relationship.Published 11 months ago by Jenny Smith
Every woman should read this when she wishes to improve her understanding of how people develop solid relationships. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dog Owner
Warren, the founder of eHarmony conducted serious research, and the idea of using some science to help find a true soulmate. Worked for me... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Harold F. Crowell