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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

REVIEW: Kiss and Run: The Single, Picky, and Indecisive Girl's Guide to Overcoming Fear of Commitment

Book description (adapted from
  • You May Be Commitment-Phobic If:
  • You have a mile-long list of requirements for your ideal mate
  • You go from one short-lived relationship to the next
  • You have a habit of dating "unavailable" men
  • You think many of your married friends have settled for less
  • You are constantly blowing "hot" and "cold" in your relationships
For years, it was the men who had the monopoly on commitment-phobia. Today, single women are the fastest-growing segment of the population, with over forty-seven million single women in this country and twenty-two million of them between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. Whatever the reasons -- fear of divorce, increased financial independence, delayed motherhood -- more women than ever no longer feel the urgency, or the ability, to settle down. Lucky for this growing group of women, author and former commitment-phobe Elina Furman has written Kiss and Run, the first-ever book about female commitment anxiety.
Filled with fun quizzes, first-person testimonials, and step-by-step action plans, Kiss and Run includes the top-five panic buttons, advice for curbing overanalysis, and tips for fixing negative commitment scripts. You'll also find the seven types of commitment-phobes, including the Nitpicker, the Serial Dater, and the Long-Distance Runner.
Based on the stories of more than one hundred women, this straight-talking guide helps single women conquer commitment anxiety and say yes to love.


I guess being single for a period of time makes me quite strong and independent. Learning to be with another party is a toll for me. Getting used to each other, getting serious & committed in a relationship and believe that this will works is definitely a challenge for me. I guess I do have some form of commitment phobia. My guy is great, so I guess is me -_-

Browsing thru the net and hoping to find something useful for me to read up and I chanced upon 'Kiss And Run'. Beginning I'm quite sceptical about it, but I just bought it because of all the quizzes. I guess it would be fun (I'm a sucker for quizzes!). The book is quite interesting. The author gives interesting name for different personality. And I guess I'm closest to 'The Free Spirit', but I score average in my quiz though. Actually for all the quizzes, I score either average or low. I guess I don't have a very strong personality (according to the author's segregation) and had a mixture of some of the personalities combined.

Anyway, some of the sections, my guy is doing together with me. As in I'm doing it, and he is beside me looking thru my answers. He thinks that some parts of the book describe me quite accurately. And frankly speaking, he is REALLY glad that I'm taking the book seriously.

I have finished the book few weeks back. I don't find the advices exceptionally useful because I already know them. Is more towards whether I can really do it. But it definitely a good read, especially for ladies that needs encouragement.


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