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The Birth Order Connection: Finding and Keeping the Love of Your Life

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Most people expect to get married, have their marriage last a lifetime, and enjoy a marital relationship that fulfills their deepest emotional needs. Yet few people experience this type of relationship. Statistics show that approximately 20 million divorced people live in our country, and the median duration of any given marriage is just 7.2 years. Few people consider the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published July 1st 2001)
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Alice
Mar 01, 2015 Alice rated it did not like it
An Exhaustive List of Everything Good About This Book:
1. I now know that if the author ever proposes marriage to me, I should run the other direction as fast as possible.
2. The pages are quite thick which makes them easy to turn while wearing gloves.
3. This quote: "Tommy Hilfiger didn't design the penis and vagina; they're custom-made for each other by no less a designer than God himself."
4. The cover is relatively water-repellant, especially if you wipe it off very quickly.
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C.M. Okonkwo
Nov 24, 2014 C.M. Okonkwo rated it really liked it
As the name implies, the book is a one-stop shop for people looking for their soulmates, who they are compatible with, in order to have a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship... The author explains (in my own words) that compatibility isn't just about trial and error, there are clear ways of knowing if someone is compatible with another person simply by analysing their birth orders (predestined personality).

There's an explanation for people's personalities depending on if they are first born
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Brista Drake
Sep 12, 2014 Brista Drake rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book in May, but I wanted to give it some space before writing the review. Likewise, while reading, I took a break between every fifty pages or so just to think about what I read. It's a very fast-paced book if you're into this stuff, which is why I purposely slowed my reading down.

I think this is the most high-lighted book on my shelf. There is so much good advice encircling how to treat relationships in today's culture. I agree with each point he makes, even if they are
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Diana
Nov 22, 2009 Diana rated it it was ok
Shelves: social-science
This would have been a perfectly OK book (a little oversimplified, but I'll get to that later) if the author had managed to restrain himself from a religious/moral agenda. He spends a lot of time discussing why abstaining before marriage is for the best, and mentions God in more than one anecdote from couples' therapy.

Add that to the fact that birth order is used primarily as a rough estimate of familial experience, which oversimplifies a couple's dynamics to the horoscopic level. Blegh.
Rick
Apr 19, 2008 Rick rated it really liked it
This books helps explain relationship between siblings of the same family. It was very surprising to me how accurate the information in the book really is (compared with my family and others that I know).
Connie
Dec 16, 2008 Connie rated it liked it
This is very interesting. Leman tells about how our personalities are developed through birth order and also how finding and keeping a partner can be benefited by choosing a companion with a birth order that compliments your own.
Tay
May 26, 2012 Tay rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites! Leman's writing is so entertaining and the book is truly insightful! Helps better understand yourself and others around you from romantic to friends and coworkers!
Paula
Apr 19, 2008 Paula rated it it was amazing
This had my husband and I described almost right on. It also said, based on our birth order, that we were a good match. 5 years and going, I guess we will see...
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Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally recognized psychologist, author, and media personality. He was the first to popularize Adlerian psychological concepts in the United States, which are based on birth-order and family dynamics. Dr. Leman holds Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona.

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