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eHarmony Guide to Dating the Second Time Around Paperback – February 1, 2011
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I wish I had written it.
I wish I had read it before I got married years ago and before I became interested in a new relationship as a senior citizen. (Yep, even seniors are looking for love and companionship.)
This is a book of common sense. Unfortunately, sometimes in matters of the heart, common sense goes flying out the window and we think we can maneuver those treacherous waters of romance alone. Sometimes we can and sometimes we cannot. This book helps us know when and how to maneuver and when to back off or even run, not walk, to the nearest exit.
Gonzage states that this book is based on "years of research into what makes relationships work" and he and his team have included a lot of solid "dos and don'ts" and wonderful examples of couples who found each other "the second time around." It is interesting and informative - a "must read" for those who are about to venture into the uncharted area of a new relationship after a failed marriage or failed relationship and/or years of being alone or raising children alone.
Actually, this book should be "must reading" for anyone beginning any relationship regardless of their relationship history. It would be a great gift for wedding officiants to give their prospective bride and groom with the words, "There will be a quiz" before we schedule the wedding. As a minister who has officiated at many weddings, and has read a number of "marriage manuals." I find the information in Dating the Second Time Around to be the most realistic and the most helpful.Read more ›
I will recommend this to my friends who are getting out there again. Like nearly all of these types of books, this advice is not ground breaking. Rather, it reminds you of the basics, and provides some exercises that I think everyone - single or in a committed relationship - should do from time to time. It helps you keep perspective on what's important to you, and how you can be the best partner you can be for your mate.
I will admit...I find it a bit tiresome that every couple they highlight as a success met through eHarmony. It would be a bit more interesting if they mixed it up a bit, providing examples of couples who met online, as well as couples who met through friends, activities, at the coffee shop, what have you.
All in all I really do recommend this book - especially for people like me who are looking for the right person but need a little bit more in-depth look, analysis if you will, on why we are single and why we can't seem to get it right. It's enlightening. I will definitely be recommending it to a few friends who are in the same boat- great people with bad memories of failed relationships.
Hope that helps all you non-believers (like me!!!) :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't care for writing request in informative books. I'm certain it may be useful if I can get beyond that detail. A little set in my ways.Published on June 16, 2014 by Natalie L Young
Re-entering the dating scene is daunting. I thought that I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to find but at the same time it didn't seem quite right. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Paul Tavernier
Don't know anything about the book, just wanted to mention that my best friend got married and they found each other via eharmony. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by John
I won't bother repeating what others have already said. My advice is to find yourself any other book besides this one.Published on February 5, 2011 by Jiggy_Will
Normally I wouldn't go as far as to post a negative post like this but holy crap it's annoying. There's just enough built in delay after the page is done loading before the ad for... Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by J. Lewis
So E Harmony wants to direct traffic here and makes their clients furious by re-directing them when they don't want to see this over and over and over. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Sue
I agree with the other reader who also stated that he/she is constantly gets redirected to this book. I get redirected to this book every time I sign into eharmony. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Hi there