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Best Books on Dating

Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself the next time you're alone, why not immerse yourself in a great book on dating, relationships, and getting to know yourself? Here are just a few of the well-worn books on Sensei's bookshelf:

The Art of Kissing

The Art of Kissing by William Cane, This excellent guide to kissing offers creative ideas and suggestions for beginners as well as for people who have been kissing for years. Learn everything you need to know about the fine art of kissing. Don't be surprised if your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse's eyes roll back in their head the next time you kiss!

How to Be an Adult in Relationships

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving How to be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo, Through this practical guide for people who want to have mature and lasting relationships, the author reveals the importance of honoring needs, setting boundaries, and learning to communicate and negotiate as partners. If you're ready to do the work, and not afraid of the realization that learning to love is a life-long process, then this book is for you!

Love at Second Sight

Love at Second Sight: Playing the Midlife Dating GameLove at Second Sight by Nancy W. Collins & Mason Grigsby, This how-to manual for mastering the midlife dating game shows older singles how they can start over and balance past relationships with new love. Relationship experts Collins and Grigsby provide insights into the new rules for dating over 40 and offer encouragement and creative ways for finding love.

Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the HeartPerfect Love by John Welwood, Full of practical wisdom, this book identifies the underlying cause of relationship problems and challenges us to move from self-loathing to self-love. Wellwood sets forth a process for releasing deep-seated wounds and encourages us to embrace our own and others' imperfections as a vital step toward a more satisfying life and more fulfilling relationships.

Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and Independent

Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and IndependentSingle: The Art of Being Satisfied by Judy Ford, A book of wisdom and guidance. "Single is about upholding the most enduring relationship of all: the one we have with ourselves! " Ford imparts in this warm, humorous, yet informative book. Told skillfully through her own and others' stories, the author encourages people to be satisfied in their lives regardless of relationship status.

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love

Zen and the Art of Falling in LoveZen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D., An engaging, practical guide for readers seeking inspiration and a deeper understanding of love and its relevance to all aspects of life. Through the medium of Zen practice, Shoshanna teaches the importance of learning patience, having faith that what you need will come to you when you need it, and to appreciating what comes to you in whatever form it comes.