Posted: Thu 09/27/2012 03:30 PM
About the Book:
In this modern guide to finding and keeping love, Paul presents a refreshingly optimistic and plainspoken dating guide to finding romance—both on- and off-line.
Finding and keeping a mate has never been harder. New rules are needed to navigate the complicated and changing modern-love landscape. If someone wants to find “the one,” what are the guidelines he or she needs to know, now that online dating and Google-searching a prospective love interest are the norm?
Happily married for 10 years, Paul is a husband, a father, and a rising star in the matchmaking world. In It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be), Paul tackles relevant questions such as:
*Is marriage right for my personality type?
*Do the rules of chivalry still apply?
*How can I date more than one person without hurt feelings?
*What is the best mode of communication (text messages, phone, e-mail, etc.) for asking someone out?
With an appealing mix of humor, candor, and real-world examples, It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be) is a breath of fresh air in the dating guide category, offering a message of eternal optimism from a man who believes in true love—and practices what he preaches.
Posted: Thu 09/27/2012 02:09 PM
In Martina's case, she met Gary while in foster care, a man who was supposed to act appropriately as her "uncle" and clearly did not. I know based on her personal story as a child, that she was not protected or taught unconditional regard for herself—which has followed her into her adult life, allowing unhealthy people to take advantage of her in many ways. We all need to come to a place where we understand the necessity of boundaries, of truth and of reality—and to be able to explore and process experiences from the past, away from shame, so that we can heal and go forward with a better understanding of who we are and what we need and deserve, for a love relationship to flourish. She's working on it, and I couldn't be more proud!
Posted: Wed 09/26/2012 10:00 AM
It was a task that really stayed with me, because it was one of my first assignments in my new role as a Lovetown ambassador, working directly with Paul and Kailen. It was also easily one of my favorite life experiences to date, as it gave me the chance to be a combination of the Easter Bunny and Fairy Godmother, hiding love letters all over town to remind people of their worth, their wonderfulness and their potential.