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The Real Rules: How to Find the Right Man for the Real You

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The number one bestselling author of Ask Barbara, Are You the One for Me, and other groundbreaking relationship books rewrites the rules in this extraordinary book.


From the Paperback edition.
ebook, 192 pages
Published March 9th 2011 by Dell (first published February 10th 1997)
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White
Aug 26, 2009 White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is a quick read. You can easily do it over a weekend, even if you aren't traveling. This one was one of my purse books. This book was written in response to a book written by some girls that made it on air. They wrote about playing "hard to get", never pick up the phone too quickly, keep your man waiting, and all the unwritten rules. De Angelis responded with Real Rules. True to her goodness, she stresses the importance of equal communication, the unfairness of playing games with men an ...more
Eric Tracy
Jun 12, 2009 Eric Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A companion to, "Are You The One For Me?"

How to find a man who isn't a jerk, and how to recognize him when you do. Barbara is very good at what she does, and very insightful and aware of the many facets and dynamics of relationships. Makes John Gray look two-dimensional, (which he basically is.)
amineh
Whether you are single, in a relationship, or just searching for love, Barbara has created a product just for you. Please take time to read it.
Butterfly
Though the original Rules are cheesy and I am loathe to admit it, they have some solid advice on self-focus and have helped me save my dignity at times when I would have gone way too far out on a limb for guys who clearly weren't interested.

Because I liked The Rules, I was curious about this book, but after reading it I actually threw it away, I thought it was so bad (normally I would never do that, I am all about reusing and recycling, but seriously, it was so bad I wanted to save the rest of
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Sara
Feb 01, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really resonates with me and I would have given it 5 stars, but I believe the kind of clothes we women wear (or don't wear) don't make a difference when it comes to objectification and other kinds of sexual aggression. And I think respect (for everyone) and honesty should be the only prerequisites for sex. That being said, this is book is a gift. It is sincere, helpful, and brilliantly written. I feel so grateful after reading it and I totally recommend it.
Erika
Apr 02, 2012 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
What can I say? It's a gift from my father! http://www.smileycodes.info

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Penny Blanch
Sep 30, 2011 Penny Blanch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
This is a tongue-in-cheek way of looking at relationships,and Barbara seems to be able to hit a few nails on the head with it. I found it amusing,with a modern rewriting of 'the old rules' that our parents would have lived by (assuming you're Gen X!). Worth a read for any self-help addict!!
Stephanie
Oct 02, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I had this book years earlier! Would definitely have saved me some heartache (and time!)
Joseph Young
Apr 18, 2010 Joseph Young rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers, people who are still struggling in their relationships
Somewhat basic, but has some interesting tidbits. Read it too long ago to remember much.
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Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. For the past twenty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives. As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational ...more
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