In April 2007, I started a personal introduction and search company. I live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and am surrounded by professional, smart, successful, attractive people who have achieved everything they want in the world of work, but cannot seem to establish a loving relationship. I myself knew how difficult it was to meet that special someone when so much of our lives focus on careers, so I wanted to help these people find their life partners. After two years and several hundred interviews with clients, I realized that most women in search of true love are entirely confused about how men think and what men really want. Understanding this is essential in establishing the beginning bonds of trust that can grow into a solid, long-term, committed relationship. Women-it is not just about you. You cannot simply dictate demands: "I want this and I want that. I have a list of attributes that I require in a man and if he doesn't get a checkmark in every box, he just isn't good enough for me." Relationships are about not only love and companionship, but also communication and compromise. Whether or not you believe this, let me be the first to tell you that you are not perfect. Men are not perfect either and you can simply not hold them to the impossibly high standards that 90% of women seem to have! I know there are many self-help relationship books out there-I myself have read some of them. However, none seems to apply in today's society; and, none really cover all stages of a relationship. After interviewing hundreds of men and women, and setting many on the right track to establishing a successful relationship, I can tell you that this book will give you guidance on not only what you are doing wrong, but also how to make positive changes that will lead to a successful life and relationship. · Married men will not divorce their wives for you...and even if they do, you still don't want them, because they will cheat again...on you! · Communicating with men is different than communicating with women...gossiping will make him run faster than you can run your mouth. Should this form of communication be part of your workday as well, you will miss promotion after promotion; you must stop it! · Lying...to yourself or someone else...should never be a form of communication. (Hard to believe I have to tell you this, but you could not imagine how many people need to hear that statement.) · It is great that you have a successful career, but you should never brag about your income or judge a man by his income. · Some women have been in abusive relationships...you must accept the past and learn to love yourself before you can have a successful relationship. You will be able to do this! · If you are in relationship, and you are not verbally and sexually communicating you will not be in the relationship for the long-term. · God should be in your life and relationship or it will not succeed. To learn more, read each chapter. Here you will discover further insights into how to achieve a happy, communicative, successful life, and long-term loving relationship.