I’ve already read this book for 4 times, since 2 years ago when I bought it. It’s by a consultant and a writer of Sex and the City, Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. It’s very entertaining and I got practical advices from it, though this book is not quite acceptable for some friends.
Some funny quotes:
If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do the same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you.
Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do.
Guys tell you how they feel even if you refuse to listen or believe them. “I don’t want to be in a serious relationship" truly means “I don’t want to be in a serious relationship with you" or “I’m not sure that you’re the one." (Sorry.)
Better than nothing is not good enough for you!
Your lost self-esteem may take longer to find than a new boyfriend, so prioritize accordingly.
Cut him off. Let him miss you.
He doesn’t need to be reminded that you’re great.
Don’t give him the chance to reject you again.
There’s a guy out there who will want to tell everyone that he’s your boyfriend. Quit goofing around and go find him.
There’s a guy out there who’s going to be really happy that you didn’t get back together with your crappy ex-boyfriend.
Hey, Hot Stuff,
Can’t wait till you get over that guy you were with. He sounds like a real jerk. Hope it’s soon. You’re way too tasty to be alone for too long.
Come find me. I’m out here waiting.
Sure. There are the stories. Guys that get pursued by some girl first and she ends up being the love of his life…
We don’t want you to listen to these stories. These stories don’t help you. These stories are the exceptions to the rule. We want you to think of yourself as the rule. Thinking of yourself as the exception is what got you into this mess in the first place…
You are exceptional, but not the exception!!