You're ready for a new romance, but how can you avoid repeating past mistakes? The author of Getting Past Your Breakup offers an essential guide to building a healthy relationship.
Plenty of dating books offer advice on how to flirt or catch someone's eye, but they won't help you make better decisions during the selection process so you can find real love. Based on years of research and work with her own clients, Susan Elliott offers a proven plan that will help you to:
Examine past relationships for unfinished business and negative patterns
Identify warning signs and red flags
Keep your standards and boundaries high, even when you're head over heels
Work through rejection, rebounding, and other bumps in the road
Decide when to take a relationship to the next level and when to say goodbye
With practical rules, strategies, and self-assessments -- including tips for dating as a parent and dating online -- Getting Back Out There will help you transition from your split to a happy, healthy new relationship.
Lawyer and grief counselor Elliott (Getting Past Your Breakup) offers readers humble and perceptive advice for recovering from heartbreak and reentering the dating world. In the five years since her acclaimed debut in 2009, Elliott has faced a number of ordeals: the death of her husband from brain cancer, a debilitating back fracture, a break in her hand that wouldn't heal, and a tumor found in her knee during an MRI. In addition to her own experiences with love and loss, Elliott draws from friends, family, and colleagues, as well as couples who have sought her counsel. Elliott's underlying message is that one must first grieve properly and learn to let go of past relationships, no matter how toxic, perfect, or tragic they were, before beginning new ones. Perhaps most perceptively, she identifies the early stages of grief as the crucial time to build reasonable standards and realistic expectations for future relationships. Elliott's wisdom well reasoned, unassuming, and based on experience is not to be missed.