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This is a book about men. Not all men, just emotionally unhealthy men. The ones who make you ask, "Is it him or is it me? Am I making too big a deal out of this? I try to tell him how I feel, but he says I'm overreacting or needy or it's all my fault". Relationships are hard work, but how hard should they be? When do you know you are struggling too hard to make a relationship succeed? Deal Breakers is about getting out of this "relationship purgatory": where the present is unfulfilling and the future is the only thing you can hope for. But there is no magic future. If he won't work on problems today, it's unlikely they'll ever be resolved. And passively hoping for change will only cost you years of depression or expensive therapy.
Dr. Bethany Marshall is here to remind women that relationships, like business relationships, are deals. In the business world, a deal breaker is the one non-negotiable term that, if not agreed to, means the deal is off. But in the world of relationships, identifying your deal breaker can be much more promising, as it holds out the possibility of helping you to understand where the relationship has gone wrong, what needs to be done in order to make it better, and when to walk away because you're doing more work than him to fix it.
©2007 Dr. Bethany Marshall; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
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By Kimberley on 02-20-08

I Cried Thru The First Thirty Minutes...

partly out of the sadness I felt wishing I'd heard the audio when I was a teenage girl desperate for the love of a boy to replace the love I couldn't get from my dad. Had I heard this audio then, I bet my love life would have turned out much different and much less painful. I also cried to know that a renowned female had written a book about someone like me...it was comforting and freeing as I cried realizing I was not the only woman making the same mistakes over and over and that there was hope! I stopped and started this audio several times just to write down important points. I highly recommend to any woman who feels like she's spent her life settling for way too little and knows she deserves more! Enjoy!

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By Holly on 08-21-12

A must read if having doubts!!!

What made the experience of listening to Deal Breakers the most enjoyable?

This book is a must read that I wish I had sooner. It is a real eye opener to intimate relationships of will this work or not. I have been having problems in my marriage and have been deciding for years whether I should stay or not. Deal breakers put the concerns and issues I have about my husband into perspective of what is workable and what isn't. I found through this book if its a personality trait problem the situation most likely won't change. This book has changed how I see my relationship. It showed me how a partner is suppose to be part of a relationship. I have for years been working harder at my marriage than my husband and this book has made it clear, a relationship should not be one person doing most of the work. Deal breakers describes relationship problems in a different most helpful way. I have listened to this book three times already and recommend it to friends, family, and co-workers. Please read the book if you are having relationship problems, you will be surprised!

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By Ms. Sl Wilson-dickson on 08-29-13

Disturbing. But good.

I found this one good, but it disturbed me to the point I found it upsetting to read which is why i give only 4 stars. It makes you feel like "oh my god...it's a deal breaker then...Oh no..i've got to finish it then.."..good info to know, but maybe you could end up diagnosing your BF into a catergory a little harshley if you are going through a bad patch and he displays certain negative attributes, you could nail his coffin well and truley shut with this no nonsense book so approach with caution.

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