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You've found the man for you--and you know you belong together. But he belongs to somebody else. He says he doesn't love her anymore . . . but he's still with her. Your friends and family tell you to forget him, but how can you? True love wasn't supposed to be like this. You must sort out your feelings, decide what to do, and protect your own emotional health--no matter what your decision. Will He Really Leave Her for Me? is the lifeline you need to explore such questions as: how can you tell if he really will leave her?; are you in this relationship for the right reasons?; how do you take care of yourself if the relationship ends?; and what are the foundations of a good marriage if he does leave his wife? With examples drawn from her private practice and a deft understanding of your feelings, licensed therapist Rona B. Subotnik helps you analyze your situation realistically and compassionately. The first self-help book of its kind, Will He Really Leave Her for Me? provides the comfort and counsel you need to chart the best course of action--with or without him.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's prose has been called "gritty and magical" and "luscious and provocative" (Publishers Weekly). Now she returns to Blackberry Island with the story of three women whose friendship will change their lives forever.After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life-buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change. Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one another has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she's still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner's suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn's cheerful veneer.Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It'll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.
Whether you choose to pursue independent, agency, or international adoption, The Complete Adoption Book, 3rd Edition is the most comprehensive and authoritative adoption book you can use to guide you through the process--from deciding if adoption is right for you to budgeting your expenses to interviewing birth mothers. As adoption professionals and adoptive parents, authors Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin bring an unparalleled level of expertise and compassion to every situation an adopting parent is likely to encounter. The information provided in The Complete Adoption Book includes information about every kind of adoption, from family adoption to independent and from agency to international; all contact information required for agencies, attorneys, and support groups; state-by-state requirements for completing legal adoptions; a step-by-step guide to the home study; and more! The Complete Adoption Book, 3rd Edition puts control back in your hands and places you on the right track for securing the family you've always wanted quickly, legally, and with few complications.
TV. Web Surfing. IMing. Text Messaging. Video Games. iPods.Kids today are plugged into so much, so much of the time, it's hard to keep track. But parents do know this much: It's too much, already! In this book, parent and scholar David Dutwin, Ph.D., shows parents everywhere how to cut the digital cord and free their children to play and learn the old-fashioned way - actively! Organized in three sections, this practical, prescriptive book offers a balanced - and realistic - approach for every age, including how to: introduce toddlers to TV - or not; let little kids use computers; control pre-teens' online access; evaluate the pros and cons of video games; filter the Internet for teens; combat the impact of the media; and counteract all that sex and violence. This guide arms parents with all the tricks and tools they need to make sure their kids remain happy, healthy, active, and aware, no matter how pervasive the digital world we live in becomes.
Couples need a straightforward, no-nonsense guide that teaches them how to initiate a difficult discussion with their spouse with composure, confidence, and a plan. From good opening statements to final remarks, relationship expert Paul Coleman, Psy.D., offers realistic scripts that cover topics like physical and emotional intimacy, mistrust and infidelity, unhappiness, and forgiveness. It features practical and precise advice for specific problem topics and realistic scripts that help dictate what should and should not be said.Perfect for couples who are struggling to communicate, this book is an honest guide to bettering a marriage.
Your idea of romance is getting flowers and card delivered to you at work. The thought of it alone can make you giddy. Unfortunately, if you try to do that for him, odds are all you'll get is a blank stare and a muttered thank you. Little did you know he would have swooned over tickets to the game or even just a six-pack of beer. Don't worry ladies, Hers is here to help you out. Packed with fun, affordable, and sexy ideas to rock your man's world, Hers is the guide you need to get his romantic engine going. These sweet and sensuous encounters could even spark him into some romantic gestures of his own. / His: if your idea of romance is paying half price for a bucket of chicken and peeling the skin off for her, she probably thinks you're hopeless. But you're not hopeless. You just need help. Here's His to the rescue. It's filled with all kinds of romantic ideas. Best of all, most of them are cheap and easy--just like you. Whether you're on a tight budget or an unlimited one, blissfully happy with Ms. Right or spending time with Ms. Right Now, His is filled with ideas that will help you stay off the couch at night.
Boys - who can figure them out? Do they like you or not? Why are they mean when their friends are around and nice when they're by themselves? What's the deal?If you don't have the slightest idea - you're not alone! But don't fret - Crushes, Flirts, and Friends reveals the honest truth about boys, boyfriends, and relationships. With the low-down on Geeks, Bad Boys, Go-getters, and Princes, you'll learn to navigate Guy World with smarts and style.Inside, you'll find:Boy Watch: the real skinny on which guys to choose and which guys to loseBoy Sizzlers: awesome checklists to help you choose a prince and avoid the toadsOh-Boy Meter: real girls tell-all about their relationshipsBoy Secrets: private thoughts and confessions, straight from the mouths of real boysAnd more!Complete with quizzes and real-world advice, Crushes, Flirts, and Friends is the only guide you need to understand the mind-boggling world of boys.
One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument? In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including: how Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child; why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case; why the Lincolns keep goats at the White House; when and why he grew that beard; how John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son; who tried to rob Lincoln's grave; and more! Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!
The creative process doesn't have to be torturous--with The Tao of Writing, it can be glorious! Invoking the principles of the Tao allows you to do your best work ever. By tapping into the true flow of your creativity, you can discover and develop your true talents and abilities. Author Ralph Wahlstrom uses the connection between teaching, writing, and the tenets of the Tao to help you learn to write from a new perspective, enhancing your work and your creative journey. With The Tao of Writing as your guide, you can overcome "writer's rigor mortis," and become a better, happier, more productive writer.
You can tell a lot about a man by what he does for a living--and Men at Work tells you the real deal about what it's like to date men from all walks of life. You'll get the lowdown on everything--from his look (Armani suit or tool belt?) to his lifestyle (working from home or working 'til midnight?). You'll also learn tips for making it work once you've scored that hot doctor/actor/lawyer of your dreams. Whether it's Mr. Right you're looking for--or just Mr. Right-Now--it's time to stop reading his horoscope, and start reading Men at Work!
Although nanotechnology deals with the very small--the art and science of manipulating and rearranging individual molecules to create useful materials, devices, and systems--its impact on business will be very big. Within a decade, nanotechnology should account for $1 trillion worth of products in the United States alone. This groundbreaking book provides you with the steps you MUST take to assess and profit from the nanotech market; relevant information on more than 100 leading public and private nanotech companies; how to distinguish the real players from the "nano-pretenders"; a comprehensive methodology for prudently investing in--and profiting from--nanotechnology in a way that yields market-beating returns while minimizing risk; and more!
The divorce courts are littered with broken marriages--and broken lives. Yet most people would save their marriages--if they only knew how. Getting Back Together is the solid, comprehensive guide you can count on to get your relationship back on track. No matter what issues you may face, this step-by-step program shows you how to take the initiative, reconcile your differences, and remake your relationship--from the ground up. In this completely revised and updated edition, Drs. Youngs and Goetz provide the most current studies and relationship evaluation tools available. They also include numerous inspiring real-life stories of couples that have resurrected and renewed their relationships. Chock full of valuable information and comforting advice, Getting Back Together helps couples beat the odds and build a new, happier life together--forever.
Nothing else in life compares to the one-of-a-kind bond mothers have with their children. Filled with more than 400 heartfelt reflections from such luminaries as Sylvia Plath, Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Jamaica Kincaid, Anne Tyler, and Amy Tan, All About Mom is a wise, witty, touching, and always honest look at what it really means to be mom. Whether reflecting on a mother's strength, unconditional love and wisdom or examining her influence on her grown children's lives, this book goes straight to the heart of this essential, enduring relationship.
Being a single mother isn't easy--but with The Complete Single Mother, Third Edition, it just got easier. Long the most popular source of encouragement and advice for single moms, this engaging, enlightening guide explores such important issues as: finances; dealing with the absent father; custody; dating and remarriage; and much more. With a new chapter devoted to children with special needs, as well as inspirational sidebars about famous single mothers, this updated classic is the supportive, one-stop handbook you'll turn to again and again!
At last you've found him, your prince charming, your Mr. Right, your knight on a white horse...or at least you think you have. You're pretty sure he's the one, but how can you be sure? Invariably, at some point after the exchange of phone numbers (but before the exchange of rings), a woman wonders to herself, "Is he really the one for me?" With this no-holds-barred guide, you'll learn the truth about your relationship-for better or worse-before it's too late. Relationship expert Alison James gets down to the nitty-gritty, to help you determine if your man of the moment is better suited for a one-night stand or a life-long commitment. Packed with prescriptive information, hilarious quotes, and real-life insights, this one-of-a-kind book will help you answer the tough questions, make the right decisions, and determine once and for all if you are truly Better Off Wed?
Whale. Heifer. Fatty. These are the names Sharon Wheatley heard every day during middle school. By high school she topped the scales at 230 pounds. Sneaking into the garage late at night to scarf down frozen cupcakes from the freezer while her family slept, Sharon kept on eating--and kept on dreaming of Broadway. Discouraged at every turn by friends and family alike, "Little Miss Sunshine" stayed positive and kept her dream alive. Even when her own father told her, "Sexy sells, and fat isn't sexy," Sharon endured. Despite her weight, she got into the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music--where they told her she'd never land a leading role. They were all wrong. In this touching memoir, readers follow Sharon as she transforms herself from a tortured-on-the-inside, all-smiles-on-the-outside, obese teenager to the confident young woman who, against all odds, takes Broadway by storm. Rising above her greatest critics and detractors, Sharon achieves her lifelong dream. A story that is sure to touch teens and adults alike, 'Til the Fat Girl Sings is a compelling, honest story that shows readers good girls don't always finish last--and leading roles don't always go to the most popular girl in school.
Conventional wisdom says that women are the manipulative ones - but tell that to the thousands of desperate women suffering at the hands of a manipulative man. Men can be just as sneaky, passive-aggressive, needy, underhanded, whiny, guilt-inducing, and emotionally demanding as women are accused of being - and more so!As any woman in love with a manipulative man can tell you, it's not easy to get past his charm and your guilt to a place where you can see your relationship for what it is - out of balance, extraordinarily stressful, emotionally exhausting, and potentially dangerous. The Manipulative Man is a groundbreaking prescription for dealing with the manipulative men in your life by using:Tests to help you determine if you are involved with a mama's boy, narcissist, sociopath, or even a psychopathTechniques for defining and setting boundaries with your manTools to help you improve their relationshipAnd more!In The Manipulative Man, acclaimed psychotherapist Dr. Dorothy McCoy shows you how to identify the type of manipulative man you're involved with, deal with the issues his behavior provokes, and, ultimately, salvage the relationship - or move on.
In this revolutionary book, psychologist and novelist Karen E. Peterson presents an easy, effective way to beat writer's block in only ten days. Based on new brain research and sound psychological principles, this innovative program shows writers how to conquer writer's block using such methods as: exercises to conquer the "write-or-flight" response; techniques to create that elusive "writing mood"; parallel monologue and interior dialogue to jump-start the writing process; checklists to see which side of the brain is blocking you; a template for establishing writing as a part of your daily life; motivation "to-go"--so that writers can write anywhere, any time; and more! With case examples and a healthy dollop of humor, Write. will help both seasoned and neophyte writers to enjoy the process of sending their creativity--and productivity--soaring to new heights.
In the tradition of An Exaltation of Larks and Crazy English comes a book about words guaranteed to pique the interest of word lovers everywhere. From abolitionism to zoroastrianism, ISMs make up some of the most interesting, mysterious, and obscure words in the English language. In this entertaining, engaging, and enlightening little book, word lovers will discover the true meanings of these words--along with the often bizarre etymologies, mythologies, and the common and not-so-common usage behind them. This comprehensive book covers more than 200 of these intriguing ISMs.
While the art of witchcraft is uniquely personal, an underlying code of ethics and principles binds its serious practitioners together. For the first time, this code is defined in terms everyone can understand. In A Witch's 10 Commandments, renowned Wiccan author Marian Singer uses the ubiquitous biblical rules to frame the 10 tenets witches should live by. These tenets incorporate aphorisms common to the New Age, Neo-Pagan movement, such as: Thou art God/Goddess As Above, so Below; as Within, so Without Spirit abides in all things; Names have power; Maintain an attitude of gratitude; Honor the ancestors, your elders, teachers, and leaders; All life is sacred; All acts of love and pleasure are sacred; Whatever you send out, returns three fold; Love is the law Love under will Work for the greatest good; and harm none. Accompanying each commandment are practical spiritual exercises for everyday issues, such as controlling an over-heated temper, supporting elders and teachers, giving back to the earth, and more. With A Witch's 10 Commandments in your library, you have a solid blueprint for ethical practice, allowing you to walk the ancient path of the witch in today's world.
Lots of piano books offer either in-depth analysis or quick gimmicks that don't really teach music theory. But The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need is different. For students who want to learn the basics and dive right into playing, this book skips all the unnecessary trivia on the history of pianos and avoids lengthy digressions on classical and contemporary musicians. Instead, it focuses specifically on piano instruction and includes the basics of musical terms, definitions, note-reading structure, and time and key signatures; the foundations for chords and more complicated note constructs; exercises and sample pieces of music that range from playing simple notes to combining harmony and melody; and much more! Perfect even for those starting from scratch, The Only Basic Piano Book You'll Ever Need makes learning to play a cinch.
Narratives on famous guitarists and the extra details on guitar history are fine, but that's not what readers need or want when they are eager to master their new guitar. The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Need jumps straight into teaching beginners note reading, hand positions, and other essentials, including how to hold their guitar properly and pick notes with their right hand; progress beyond the basics to integrate playing with both hands; shift positions, play harmony, and understand chord structures; and more! Although learning the guitar can seem intimidating, this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide is simple enough even for novices, who can start picking simple tunes and learn to play chords in no time.
Naughty Spells/Nice Spells is a genuinely unique offering in this time-honored category. Tailored for readers' naughty sides and nice sides, both halves of this adorable volume feature a collection of simple, effective spells and charms anyone can whip up at home in no time.Plus! Naughty Spells/Nice Spells boasts a unique spell rating that helps readers determine just how naughty - or nice - they'd like to be:Silver spell = niceFog spell = mischievousSmoky spell = slightly naughtyNimbus spell = naughtyFilled with all-occasion spells for love, prosperity, and happiness, Naughty Spells/Nice Spells is the perfect book for anyone looking to bring more love, luck, and magick into their lives.
Streetwise Guide to Selling on eBay shows all the ins and outs of getting started in this lucrative sales channel. Readers will learn the best ways to conduct eBay transactions; track inventory and profits; market products to beat the competition; maximize profits; and much more. From developing an eBay business plan to increasing visibility once the business is up and running, this one-stop resource is all readers need to make their online business a success!