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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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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.
5. Anyone who takes t
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.
C.M. Okonkwo
It was an interesting read and very enlightening. Although I didn't agree with some of the advices given (I had even dropped the book after I finished the part titled "Red Flags"), I actually learned a lot.

I recommend this to all those looking to take the next step in their relationships.

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.
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).
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!
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...
Full of interesting insights into how birth order affects personality and relationships.
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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.

Dr. Leman is the founder and president of "Couples of P
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