How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk: The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind
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How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk: The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  14 reviews
. It's happened to everyone: you meet someone and fall madly in love and all good judgment and perspective are thrown out the window--until slowly you realize this person isn't who you thought he or she was. But follow the steps in "How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk"--a proven program used by thousands of singles worldwide--and break the destructive dating patterns that have pr...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Christine Perkins
Sep 04, 2008 Christine Perkins rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone!
I LOVE this book so far!
If you want to find "Mr/Mrs Right"... READ THIS BOOK!
Kim
This is a very informative book based on lots of research that gives many real-life examples of relationship red flags and problems. However, I deducted one star just because it is so long. It requires some work on the part of the reader to go through this book, highlight, make notes, and figure out exactly how to go about putting this information to good use. I personally wouldn't describe this as a "how to" manual. It's more of a summary of lots of academic research regarding what works best w...more
Heather
A ok self help book. This author goes around the country talking about how to not marry a jerk. Each chapter has questions to discuss with your significant other and yourself. I think the most interesting thing is that, he says not to move in with your boyfriend/girlfriend until you are almost married. Only 13% of people living together last after marriage. It is worse than the average divorce rate! Slow and you will be bugging your significant other...a lot!
Erin
Very, VERY useful book. I wish i'd read it 5 years ago. Practical information about what to look for, what WON'T change, what you SHOULD change, and how to break some of the patterns you have. Basically the predictor of your future relationships is your past ones, and the only thing they have in common is...you. Depressing thought! Lots of food for thought. I'm hoping i'll do something different in my next relationship!! :-D
Darci
This book should be required reading for anyone who anticipates getting hitched and popping out some kids! Seriously though, Van Epp discloses the "secrets" to developing, maintaining, and sustaining successful intimate relationships using a program he developed over many years of research and trials. I was amazed. This is more than a self help book or an instructional text for "dummies"; it is truly a guide.
Sarah
I'm not finished reading it, but it is a really well written book. It was recommended to me by my psychologist. It is based on a lot of research, and I appreciate that. There are a lot of things you have to look for when picking who you are going to marry, it is sort of daunting. I'm glad I picked this book up, so at least I have some where to begin.
Lauren
I agree, this book should be required reading for singles. Whether you are currently in a relationship or not, the author has some amazing insights to offer on evaluating both yourself and a future husband/wife. Very well researched and supported with real life examples.
Terra
Apr 28, 2007 Terra rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: confused people like myself
Good book-easy to get through w/ some not-so-obvious ideas about how to develop connection with a partner.
Becky
Mar 31, 2009 Becky marked it as to-read
Shelves: nonfiction
A patron just told me, "You're not married -- you should read this book!" Um...thanks?
Saskia
Mar 06, 2008 Saskia is currently reading it
I beginning to realize that Im the jerk he's expanding on in his book..LOL
Kathryn
Mar 20, 2013 Kathryn marked it as to-read
My Human Development teacher recommended this book to the class. haha :)
Maria
has a lot of good tips on relationship skills not just dating
Estelle
I think the first 12 chapters are really sound, very useful concepts.
Karen
Apr 25, 2008 Karen is currently reading it
So far a great book.
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