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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446395447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446395441
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Vedral, author of The Fat-Burning Workout , here encourages women to shed still more unwanted pounds--those of the undesirable men in their lives. Organizing her material under slogan-like headings ("You Can't Work It Out if There's Nothing to Work With"; "Stop Blaming Him"), she identifies traits that make a man "bad" for a woman--if he's not "on the mainland," that is, he has too many psychological problems; if he "cheats on you and has a double standard"; if you "can't stand" to go to bed with him. Prescribing the remedy suggested in her title, Vedral offers 15 ways to enable oneself to end a relationship. These include "Realize That Solitude and Freedom Are Priceless Gifts, Not Punishments--Then Do It" and "Improve Your Self-Image," in which she recommends obtaining a makeover at a department store cosmetics counter. Even the references to Jung and Joseph Campbell can't disguise this tome's superficiality.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Vedral, author of self-help books for teenagers (e.g., My Teacher Is Driving Me Crazy, Ballantine, 1991) and fitness books for women (e.g., The Fat-Burning Workout , Warner, 1991), advises women: "Stop wasting your time with a relationship that is draining your life rather than enhancing it." Her purpose here is to encourage women to take control of their lives. Vedral describes 11 reasons, ranging from boredom to abuse, for ending unsatisfactory relationships and, in a chapter entitled "Fifteen Ways to Leave Your Lover," offers strategies for action. Vedral avoids discussing complications of codependence and relationship addiction and treats problems of short- and long-term relationships jointly. Readers keen on taking her advice will need more assistance than this book. Not an essential purchase. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/92.
- Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I had this book years ago and then lost it so I decided to reorder it even though I am very happily remarried.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1998
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up when I found myself stuck in another bad relationship immediately following my divorce. Joyce wrote this book to catch the attention of women who for one reason or other do not feel good enough about themself to have a good relationship. I would read it while working out, and it really made me think about how I deserved more than what I was giving myself. Two years later I am married to a wonderful man that treats me like gold. This book helped to get me started on a better path in relationship decisions. This is a great book for anyone who keeps finding themselves with creepy, distructive men.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Schlicht on December 26, 2002
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I bought this book a long time ago when I was in a relationship that was less than desirable, to say the least. I really liked Vedral's advice and I felt that the book was very funny and easy to read - no psycho babble that drones on and on. Since then, I have given this book as a gift to friends who have found themselves in need of similar guidance/advice. If you are in a relationship that you are having doubts about, this is a book you should read.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jamie A. Nelson on September 15, 2000
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Every woman over the age of sixteen should read this book. It will help you identify bad behavior and the kind of bozos it comes from, as well as convince you that you do deserve better. During the dying stages of a bad relationship, reading this book helped me to stay away from him and move on. In addition, Joyce Vedral's wit makes it a thoroughly enjoyable experience--you will laugh out loud as she describes some of these guys. Even though I'm happily married now, I re-read it periodically for a good laugh.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 2000
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Believe it or Not. After reading this book, I left my abusive husband after 13 years of a misera ble marriage. I wanted to get away from him so bad, that I went into my retirement account and filed for Divorce. "We Deserve Better".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 1998
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I'm usually a cynic when it comes to self-help books, but this was wonderful. It makes you really open up your eyes to things you let yourself put up with and reminds you what to stay away from. And it empowers you to take control of your life and regain your self-confidence. Great job!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lori Beth Clark on March 8, 2011
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This book is fantastic for anyone who is in a relationship that might be abusive. Heck, I'd even say it was a good book for every woman to read before they enter a relationship. I have bought this book three times. The first time when I was in an abusive relationship. It opened my eyes when I realized that my relationship was covered in seven of the twelve chapters. I ended up giving my copy away to someone that I thought might be in the same situation and never got it back. I bought it again to have as a reference, and again, ended up giving it to someone who needed it. She wanted to return it to me, but I told her to pass it onto someone else who could use it. Same thing happened with the third copy.

The last person I gave the book to didn't want to read it, because she thought it was another one of those self-help books that don't really help. I kept telling her to read it, and finally she did to get me off her back. The next day she thanked me. She said she couldn't put it down, it was nothing like she expected and it made her feel empowered to change her situation. I knew that feeling, because it did the same thing for me.

That's really what this book is about. It's about empowerment. It's not about abusive relationships, it's not about marriage counseling, it's not about figuring out how to fix things. It's about giving yourself the power to say you deserve better. If you read it, you'll feel stronger even if you aren't currently in a relationship. And if you are in a relationship, it will either make you feel good about your relationship if you're in a good relationship or give you the courage to walk away if you decide you deserve better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By patricio on February 19, 2012
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I had this book years ago and then lost it so I decided to reorder it even though I am very happily remarried. She is just great and gives wonderful advice and helped me get out of my first marriage which was very toxic. Too many of us stay in bad relationships that affect our health jobs and creativity and just plain waste our lives. If someone is treating you badly and wont stop they have broken the covenant of marriage and you dont owe them anything! So just get rid of him after you read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yogisgirl on January 5, 2012
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the other book being the Holy Bible. I read this book when it first came out and re-read it periodically since. I have gone through at least six copies because every time I "lent" it to someone, they ended up lending it to someone else. I cannot emphasize how great this book is and how it helped me and several friends understand why we needed to "get rid of him." There are many great relationship books out there but, this is a classic.
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