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Darné—a veteran of many long-term relationships and “dating advice examiner” for Examiner.com—distills the wisdom he has gained over the years into this handy and entertaining collection of advice, tips, and maxims. His central thesis is that most relationships break up because people choose the wrong partner.

At the beginning of many relationships, people fail to be deliberate about what they want from a partner, and later find themselves frustrated. Darné reminds readers about the importance of being honest and asserts that communication isn’t a goal if it doesn’t lead to change.

While a great deal of Darné’s advice can be distilled to trite maxims, he raises useful points that challenge conventional self-help texts, particularly in sections addressing when one should consider leaving a partner (as soon as one realizes one’s needs won’t be met) and the importance of ending and beginning relationships well. -- Reviewed on: 12/24/2012

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"Life's journey is a complex one, with many questions, and often not many answers to go with them. "My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany)" is a memoir from Kevin Darne as he shares the myths of life and shares what he has brought from them in his pursuits of better life. With a touch of humor and plenty to consider as we try to see through the myths the world has put on us. "My Cat Won't Bark!" is an insightful and much recommended pick, not to be overlooked." -The Midwest Book Review

"My Cat Won’t Bark!" is an interesting book with a charmingly whimsical title. Kevin Darné points out the futility of trying to improve our own lives by ‘improving’ others. His take, well presented, is to spend the effort instead on looking inward and discovering what it is that we really want before we start looking. The book is smoothly written and interesting and while it seems to apply more to people before or between relationships, there are insights that apply to those who are married and have been for years. - Terri Tumlin, Readers Favorite
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468104721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468104721
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,781,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. A. Allen on September 6, 2012
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I read the Kindle version of this book in just a few hours--it was hard to put it down. Kevin gives you straight talk, no chaser in this book. The two quotes that really hit home for me, as I was contemplating leaving a relationship when I read this book, and two quotes really hit home for me:

He said that staying put in a bad relationship is like saying "This is the best I can do." In other words (mine), it's like settling when you know you deserve better. The other one is to ask for what you want from your partner and then make a decision: "If it's a deal breaker, get out. If not, learn to live without." Well-said and easy to remember. And a third (bonus): If you ask your partner for something multiple times and you s/he won't give it, either they don't have it in them to give, or they don't think you're worth the effort. Do you see why loved this book? Since I had the Kindle version, I couldn't reference or highlight a page, but I took lots of notes and those 3 gems were priceless to me.
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I did, in truth, get this book because I thought it would be about cats. My bad. In reading the author's bio, I have to say I am a little surprised that he has written such a fantastic book without a psych degree or something. Kudos to the author for doing even better than the degree people. He writes in common sense English and even includes case studies to clarify things even more.

This book is about relationships in life, dating, marriage and more. The ones that strike me the most are the dating / engaged, and marriage. With the divorce rate what it is today, people need all the help they can get BEFORE they commit their lives to the one person. They also need enlightenment into what to expect, and how to keep the romance and love going for years and years. I think this book does all this.

I do recommend this book to all, teens, engaged couples, and married couples, be they newly married or married for awhile.

What I ESPECIALLY recommend this book for is the 'just got engaged' person, or the just got married person if you were not so lucky to gift it to them before they tied the knot. We are not taught how to work to keep and / or improve our relationships anymore. It is more of a 'if I don't like it we can break up' kind of world. With this book as a gift, maybe we can stop that.
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I feel like I have read every relationship book ever written. Most of them have a few golden nuggets with a lot of opinions and speculations thrown in for good measure. This book had all those golden nuggets in one! I didn't agree with everything the author had to say (but who does when it comes to self-help books) but I agreed with 90% and that's pretty darn good. I came across more than a few choice paragraphs that I will use in my tarot card business. The amount of women who put up with cheaters is staggering! We really need to take more time in getting to know someone before we jump into a relationship. I have been guilty of that plenty of times. The main theme of the books is people don't change. Unless they want to. Which is rare. Hence the title. This book was uplifting, encouraging and told it like it is in a refreshing, straight-forward manner. Highly recommend!
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I really thought when I saw the cover for this book that it would be a very light, very "fluffy" kind of read. I was wrong. The author has given his readers a chance to stop and analyze their goals, desires and position in life with this book as the guide. He repeats the concept throughout, that only you can be responsible for your own happiness, and I thought this core lesson was very important.

In an age where everything is easily handed to us (think TV remote, microwave popcorn, audio books) we tend to expect to have t do little work to achieve exactly the desired effect we are looking for. The author of this book gives us all a chance to self evaluate and decide what is right for us before jumping into something and expecting it to magically work out for the best.

I found the humor the author used to be both appropriate for the theme of this book and to lighten the mood enough that it made this a really fun book to read. Even if you are settled into a relationship, you might want to take a couple hours and read this book. I did and I came away with a new understanding of some things I hadn't considered, and also had fun while I was at it. Great book!
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By ALuser on December 3, 2012
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I liked this book because it seemed to offer all the wisdom I've gathered from other relationship books in one place, as though the author read all the same books I did, then condensed the knowledge in a Cliff Notes version for you. So in that aspect, I enjoyed the book. I took one star from my rating, because his obsession with his ex took away from the advice part, in my opinion. I was disturbed by his nonchalance at threatening to kill his wife. I took away another star because the detail on how to sexually please your partner seemed gratuitous. It wasn't simple advice in the form of, "sex is important in a relationship. if the romance is gone, find a way to bring it back." The author offered step-by-step directions on how to sexually please a woman, which again, I found to distract from the legit relationship he offered.
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