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How to ruin your love life

Author: Benjamin Stein
Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Television personality and former White House speechwriterBen Stein presents brief "advice" essays on forty-four relationship killers such as pointing out a lover's imperfections in public, making fun of a lover's family, and letting jealousy rule one's life.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Stein
ISBN: 1401902405 9781401902407 1401902855 9781401902858
OCLC Number: 52166096
Description: xix, 119 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Know that your wishes are the only ones that matter in any situation --
Rest assured that you know better about every subject than your lover --
Live your life as if only your feelings count! --
Point out your lover's imperfections in public --
Never admit that you're wrong or apologize in any dispute --
Overdramatize everything --
Demand expensive gifts from your lover --
Never be grateful for the gifts you do get --
Carve it in stone: love relationships aren't partnerships ... --
Compare your lover with people you've dated in the past --
Talk about yourself exclusively --
Remember that your lover is your punching bag --
Act moody and sulky when your lover gets home but don't tell him why you're sulking --
Remember that your lover is also your assistant, lawyer, placement officer, apartment finder, and loan broker --
Don't for a moment let your lover believe that he's valued just for himself --
Play phone games that is, don't return her calls so she can see how cool and aloof you are --
Make fun of your lover's family --
Let it be known that you consider affection to be a chore --
If you're dating someone who has a lot of problems, is generally a mess, and all of your friends dislike him, get married anyway, marriage will cure all of your problems! --
Don't ever tell your lover, "I love you" --
Have a relationship with someone who's never happy and is always down in the dumps ... and believe you can and will make him happy --
Expect your lover to look like someone out of a penthouse centerfold --
Feel free to say any cruel thing you want to your lover, and when reproached about it, say, "hey, can't I even express my feelings?" --
Forbid your lover to see her friends --
Only pursue men or women who are already taken --
Always look your worst, or at any rate, don't bother to look your best --
Be consistently surly and unfriendly --
Act like a big baby on dates --
Take total possession of your lover's home --
Flirt with anyone and everyone in front of your lover.
Responsibility: Ben Stein.
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Ben Stein brings you 35 easy-to-follow steps to destroy your love life. The essays in this humorous book include "Always remember You Come First in Every Relationship" and "No matter How Many  Read more...

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