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How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy: Is He "The One" or Should You Run? a Guide to Living Happily Ever afterby Jennifer Gauvain
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Don’t walk down that aisle until you read this book! Whether you’re engaged, in a serious relationship, or looking for Mr. Right, How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy can help you decide to take the plunge or run in the opposite direction.
Anne Milford canceled her wedding five months before the big day. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but one she has never regretted as she is now happily married with three children. On telling her story, she realized her qualms were remarkably common. That too many brides – she learned later from hundreds of interviews - were staying in mediocre or bad relationships for all the wrong reasons. Women who felt they’d already “put in too much time to quit now,” or that if they got married, “he’d change.” Co-author and social worker Jennifer Gauvain has counseled too many women to count who are in the same awful predicament.
How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy will help readers listen to their guts, pay attention to those red flags, and get out before saying “I do,” when their heart is screaming “I don’t!”
Whether you're engaged in a serious relationship, or a serial dater looking for Mr. Right, How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy can help you decide whether to take the plunger, or run in the opposite directions. Whatever decision you make, you'll be sure to live happily ever after if you take this invaluable advice to heart.
ANNE MILFORD has been a freelance writer and editor for over 20 years. In 1992 she canceled her wedding, but has never looked back. She now has three children and has been happily married for 15 years.
JENNIFER GAUVAIN is a licensed clinical social worker whose primary focus is working with couples and families. She is married to a great guy and the mother of 8-year-old twins.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1: How Not to Date the Wrong Guy
Chapter 1. Searching for Happily Ever After: The Top Five Reasons Women Date the Wrong Guy
Chapter 2: Relationship Warning Signs: Red flags and Gut feelings
Part 2 How Not to Get Engaged to the Wrong Guy
Chapter 3: The Race to the Altar: The Top Six Reasons Women Stay in Unhealthy Relationships and Get Engaged to the Wrong Guy
Chapter 4: Needing More Than a Pair of Warm Socks: Jitters and Cold Feet During Engagement
Part 3 How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy
Chapter 5: Sleepwalking Into Marriage: Why Women Say “Yes” When the Wrong Guy Pops the Question.
Chapter 6: With This Ring, I Thee Dread: Why Women Say “I do” When They’re Thinking “I Don’t!”
Part 4 How to Break Up With The Wrong Guy
Chapter 7: I Don’t Want to Be Alone: Are You Better Off With the Wrong Guy or Are You Better Off Alone?
Chapter 8: Just Say NO: Calling It Off and Moving On
Part 5 How to Find the RIGHT Guy
Chapter 9: Marriage Material: Words of Wisdom on Choosing a Spouse
Chapter 10: Avoiding the Biggest Mistake of Your Life: A Recap of Questions and Action Steps
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