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Temptations of the Single Girl: The Ten Dating Traps You Must Avoid [Kindle Edition]

Nina Atwood
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Meet Kelly, a charming, pretty everywoman. She's successful, intelligent, financially secure-and notorious for making bad decisions when it comes to men. As Kelly travels the bumpy road back to self-care, she sidesteps one emotional rut only to land squarely in another. But every time she dusts herself off and gets back into the groove, she comes one step closer to being an emotionally healthy woman who is ready and able to welcome true love into her life.

Author Nina Atwood takes us on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and relationship recovery in this thoroughly modern fable. Through Kelly's story, you too can pinpoint which temptations you must learn to resist so that you can claim the happiness - and the man - that you deserve.

This book will inspire you and teach you. Discover the keys and the immediately usable tools so you can:

* End the cycle of dating men who are emotionally unavailable
* End the cycle of dating men who are high-risk; no more roller coaster rides ending in heartbreak!
* Determine his character within three dates by using specific questions that uncover his past behavior with women
* Establish and commit to your vision for a great relationship
* Stay true to your vision using powerful, specific dating steps and behaviors
* Manage your sexual behavior and his for the best possible outcome: a loving, committed relationship headed toward marriage
* Spot a "settle for" relationship quickly and side-step it so you stay on your path to a great relationship
* Know exactly when and how to lead and when and how to follow for the right emotional balance
* Ensure that your relationship will move to marriage - no more wasting years of your life on someone who won't commit!
* Stop wasting time on internet dates with losers
* Spend your time with quality men exploring real relationships
* Stay true to your deepest values so you never again compromise what's most important
* Be happily married to someone wonderful!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Nina Atwood, M.Ed., LPC, is a licensed therapist with twenty years in private practice. Nina launched the world's first educational resource on the internet for singles, Singlescoach' (www.singlescoach.com), in 1996, simultaneous with the publication of her first book, Be Your Own Dating Service. Since then, she's established herself as one of the foremost authorities on the intricacies of dating and love relationships. She's been featured in innumerable national magazines and newspapers, on radio hundreds of times, and on national and regional television. Nina's newest book, Temptations of the Single Girl: The Ten Dating Traps You Must Avoid (Wheatmark, 2008), was just released to rave reviews. Nina lives in Dallas, Texas, with her Soul Partner and husband, Mark.

Product Details

  • File Size: 320 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wheatmark; 1 edition (December 21, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002WTCM8A
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,485 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life April 21, 2008
Format:Paperback
I have read many, many books on relationships and all of them offered their own valuable insights. But "Temptations of the Single Girl" spoke to me in a way that no other "self-help" book has. Reading "Temptations of a Single Girl" has changed my life, for the better. I had just gotten out of a painful 2 year on again/ off again relationship when I found this book. I read it through once, then waited a week and read it through again. I highlighted and underlined passages on just about every page! This book is different, because it SHOWED me what unhealthy relationship choices actually look like between two people instead of just talk and theory. Putting the "emotionally unavailable" behaviors in a concrete context--with Kelly and Martha--really helped me understand what to look for in myself and in men when I'm dating.

"Temptations of a Single Girl" is a "parable" about Kelly, a single woman who has a history of unsatisfying, incomplete, and painful relationships with men. She meets Martha, a relationship "mentor" and guide, and begins a journal through the "temptations" in developing relationships with men. Kelly learns about herself and others as she grapples with the common relationship behaviors and attitudes we have all encountered on our own romantic journeys.

Ever wondered why a guy doesn't call back (you don't need to "remind him" you're still there)? Or why getting sexual too soon (bad idea to get attached to someone you don't really know) or settling for Mr. Close by instead of Mr. Right (if you aren't attracted to him now, then in a year you probably won't be either) doesn't work? This book SHOWS you why it simply won't go anywhere. It challenges you to be as honest with yourself as Kelly is with herself.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wise advice in an entertaining format October 19, 2008
Format:Paperback
If I had read this book sooner, I could have avoided a lot of emotionally difficult relationships. I recognized nearly all my exes in the temptations. After reading it, I felt empowered and wanted more for myself. The next time a temptation came up, I was able to turn it away because I saw it for what it really was...a drain on my time and emotions with no payoff.

I especially liked the section about the 'intentionally' wounded. We are all wounded by bad relationships, but when someone uses that as an excuse for not making an effort or a commitment, they remain intentionally wounded. For years I had been chasing someone who is intentionally wounded. This book helped me realize nothing I can do will make him change because he chooses to stay that way. I was finally able to let it go.

The book gave me a new perspective on dating and did it in a very entertaining way. I saw so many of my own mistakes reflected in Kelly's failed relationships. I found myself cheering along with Kelly hoping she would find Mr. Right and feeling a renewed sense of hope for my own search. I got back my self respect and perspective...thanks! :)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading for a guy March 17, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a single man, I read Temptations to learn more about the female psyche. I found that I had experienced both sides of some of the Temptations in my own relationships. I found it extremely intriguing and well written in a unique format. I am giving several copies of Temptations to some of my women friends who I think will benefit from the book story. This book is instructional reading for single guys too because it provides insight into how women think, what they want, and how to be the kind of man that a good woman will want.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eye opening and empowering October 7, 2008
Format:Paperback
After reading this book, I immediately changed my dating behaviors. I could see how my behavior was hurting the relationships instead of helping. The information in this book makes so much sense, I wish I had read it 20 years ago! I'm definitely taking better care of myself as a result as well. If your single...read it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Single Girl Guide-True to Real Life March 25, 2009
Format:Paperback
This book really hit home in so many ways. It was as though I was reading about my life. It really makes you realize that you are making the same mistakes as most woman do when starting a relationship to dating for several months/years. I dated a man for a 1 1/2 and just recently broke it off with him. I read 4 chapters and realized if I read this book before meeting him we would not have dated more than 3 months. I enjoyed reading and learned so much from this book that I bought 2 for my girlfriend's for their Birthday in April. I also will be buying myself and other girlfriend's a copy. Single Girls, this is a must read book!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nina Nailed it! February 18, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book provides the real life pitfalls of single life for women and how to avoid them. I wish I had read this book 30 years ago. I know of no woman who will not see herself and wish she had read this sooner. Reading as a married woman, I felt more in love and grateful for the blessed relationship I now have! It took me a long time to get these principles- Nina's earlier books helped immensely. Every mother wants their daughter to know these truths, so if you have a daughter, put this book in her hands today. If you are single, read it today - it will change your life.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource for women (and men) who are dating February 3, 2009
Format:Paperback
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Dallas, Texas and have been in private practice for over twenty years. I will highly recommend this book to all of my clients that are searching for a committed relationship. I wish I had had it available to recommend over the past years. It's a great book with wonderful ideas, clearly explained, simple to implement (notice I said simple, not necessarily easy). If you keep coming back to that same dead-end place in yet another relationship, wondering "How did I end up here again", this book was written for you. If you're just starting out in the dating world, this book could help you to avoid many of the pitfalls that bring people to my door.
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Excellent, life changing book.
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What a great book!!! I can't tell you how many times I have re-read this book!
Published 18 days ago by Gina Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I'd read this years ago....
Excellent outlook and realistic suggestions about what to say in dating situations. This book shows how much is at stake when you bungle romantic relationships--and conversely how... Read more
Published 5 months ago by avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
I am a widow and was back in the dating scene after a long happy marriage. I was so out of my element after so many years in the couples crowd. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MaryEllen Bormett
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
I found this book to provide a good strategy for dating. Ordered it because I have teenagers and think its content will be helpful for some good discussions.
Published 12 months ago by Casey Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and full of wisdom
This is an amazing book filled with eye-opening , life-altering advice. I would recommend it to anyone who has experienced several, if not more, failed relationships. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Darkkangell33
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this.
This book offers such an interesting perspective on relationships. It seems very traditional but it is very convincing with rationale. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Excellent read. Flew through the book in a day and a half. Highly recommend to anyone who is single and searching.
Published 16 months ago by Sara Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic guidance - Wish this was around 15 years ago
I needed this guidance many years ago when I kept making the same mistake and choosing men who were not right for me. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cecilia M Caudle
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Advice
I enjoyed the fact that the advice is told in the context of a story. This made it a valuable AND fun book. I have seen Nina in person and she's great. Read more
Published 18 months ago by CW
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More About the Author

Nina Atwood, M.Ed., LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist with twenty five years in private practice, an expert media resource, and one of the foremost authorities on the intricacies of dating and love relationships. She's been featured in innumerable national magazines and newspapers, on radio hundreds of times, and on national and regional television. Nina's newest books, Temptations of the Single Girl: The Ten Dating Traps You Must Avoid, and Date Like a CEO: Leadership in Life and Love for Men, will give you everything you need to know to date smart and find the love of your life. Nina provides loads of free resources, including podcasts of her radio show, on her website Love Strategies (www.singlescoach.com). Nina lives in Dallas, Texas, with her Soul Partner and husband, Mark. From Nina:

"I know what it's like to be single and searching - always picking the wrong kinds of people to date and feeling very frustrated. I did that for years! But I never gave up. Once I put together the essential pieces, it was amazing how easy it was to date smart. Using the unique strategy that I created for myself and now teach to others, I very quickly met my wonderful husband. We've been together for thirteen years (as of 2012), and I couldn't be happier. You deserve that kind of happiness, too. I teach powerful strategies for dating and forming successful relationships to thousands of singles, and you can learn them, too. Isn't it funny how much money we spend making ourselves look right on the outside? But great relationships are an inside job, always have been. If you want yours to improve and if you're willing to try some new ideas and change your behavior, then get my books, read them and follow the advice. Go to my web site and get more information, including personalized coaching if needed. I wish you all the best in your life and in your relationships!"


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