Do you keep picking partners who have the same problems? Can you really know what someone will be like as a spouse? How long does it take to really know someone? How can you feel so loved and so betrayed by the same person? Is this as good as it gets? It's happened to everyone: you meet someone and fall madly in love and all good judgment and perspective are thrown out the window--until slowly you realize this person isn't who you thought he or she was. But follow the steps in How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk--a proven program used by thousands of singles worldwide--and break the destructive dating patterns that have prevented your happiness in the past. Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk maximizes your potential of finding "the one" by giving you the tools to focus on the crucial characteristics of a loving, lasting relationship. Is this "the one"? There's only one way to find out. Whether you're in a happy relationship or a rocky one-or you're divorced and don't want to make the same mistake twice-following the simple method in How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk guarantees you won't marry the wrong person. This foolproof method will help you determine exactly what your partner will be like as a spouse, while also keeping you from getting blinded by love and providing the tools to build a strong, healthy marriage. These easy-to-use techniques will help you to: Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner Analyze your partner's level of conscientiousness-considered the window to the soul Judge your partner's character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship Open your eyes to problems in the relationship and stop giving a jerk too many chances Identify-and break-destructive dating patterns that prevent you from finding a life partner Limit your vulnerability by delaying sex until true love and commitment are secure Years of clinical research along with observations from his own private practice have inspired Dr. John Van Epp to develop universally applicable, proven strategies to navigate the complexities of love. By employing both your mind and your heart, you'll be able to recognize the differences between "the one" and a jerk-and unlock the key to a blissful, loving marriage.Van Epp, John is the author of 'How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk The Foolproof Ways to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071472654 and ISBN 0071472657.