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The Survival Bible for crossing over from the land of the sassy single to life in glorious Couplesville -- while still remaining true to fabulous you!
Sue Ostler¯s warm and wonderfully honest approach will definitely help you survive in the love jungle.¯
Jessica Adams, author of Single White E-mail and team editor, Girls¯ Night In You¯re a modern woman who¯s got to kiss a hell of a lot of frogs to find your prince. Then when he does show up, what do you with him? And, how do you make sure he doesn¯t turn back into a frog? Sue Ostler¯s latest power-packed survival guide does the leg work and lets you roadtest the results. Whether you¯re sexy and single, struggling to retain your sense of self as one half of a smug couple, or just wanting to fall in love and stay fabulous, Relationships that Rock! covers every aspect of that tricky transition from Kiss and Run¯ to Kiss and Keep¯.
Relationships that Rock! will save you years of trauma by showing you the shortcuts to avoid relationship hell and go straight to relationship heaven. It¯s the thinking woman¯s guide to dating smarter, playing harder and holding your own in the relationship stakes. Packed full of witty wisdom, terrific tips and advice to get you through with your fabulousness in tact, you should read this book if you¯re:
Ready to enter the romance lottery
Tired of dead-end relationships
Fed-up with your sex radar malfunctioning
Keen to avoid yet another case of testosterone poisoning
Poised to boost your self-esteem so you can attract The Right Guy
Gearing up to learn how to spot that commitment-phobe, Mr Dysfunctional or the control freak at 30 paces and know how to make a quick exit
Primed to put on your All-Sorts¯ goggles so you don¯t miss out on the love of your life because he¯s wearing a brown velour cardie and mismatched socks.
If you¯ve been cheerfully enjoying your singledom and have decided it¯s time to knuckle down and find (and keep) Mr Wonderful, Relationships that Rock! is the book for you!
About the Author
Sue Ostler is the author of the best-selling Get Over It! (1998) and Get On With It! (2002). She is a Sydney-based media junkie who has worked as a pop culture journalist, editor and advertising guru. She is a singles coach, a highly sought-after speaker on sex and relationships, and the host of her own Life in the ¯ seminars. She is a regular Triple J radio personality, creator of the CLEO branded Sassy Singles¯ series and Associate Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Psychosexual Survival Guide - Let¯s get you ready for a relationship
1. You sexy woman are the focus of a national trend
2. Gearing up for the love adventure
3. Big Girls don¯t cry - they move on
4. Repackaging yourself for the singles market
Part 2. Are You Gonna Rock My World
1. Crushes, Chemistry & Compatible Men
2. The Love Awards For The Worst Love Choices
3. Bring on the romantic smorgasbord
4. What¯s Age Got To Do With It?
Part 3. Putting It Out There
1. Where are you on the dating food chain?
2. Getting out there
3. So you¯re going on a date?
4. Avoiding the El-desperado scene
5. Love With A Logo - Bring In The Experts
Part 4. Here Comes The Man
1. How to handle it all
2. Trouble shooting your relationship
3. How to manage the time split
4. Girl Talk: Tales from below the Belt
Part 5. Is He The One?
1. He¯s not perfect but he¯s perfect for you