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Alicia Muñoz No More Fighting Leads Couples to Stronger Romantic Relationships

Alicia Muñoz, LPC’s first book, No More Fighting, the title is almost a misnomer. From that title, you might assume this book is all about helping couples who are having rock ’em sock ’em verbally yelling and screaming at each other therapy. 

If upon reading the book’s title you had those sort of thoughts, too, you would be wrong as was I when I first read about this book.

Instead, what his wonderful book has about 255 page of a full litany of Romantic Couple Relationship issues each well addressed, complete with a weekly 20 minutes exercise for the two of you to do together. There are 52 chapters, each of which is about 3-4 pages of wisdom, additional resources for going more deeply into that topic, and an exercise for couples to do together. While this couple’s book is from everything I have read targets heterosexual couples, LGBTQ couples could easily apply pretty much all of the lessons and exercises as well. The case study examples cite heterosexual couples for the examples.

The Section themes, each of which are covered by 2-3 chapters, cover almost every kind of issue couple will have to face or discuss at some point in their life long relationship:

Your Partner’s World
Intimacy Issues
Taking Responsibility
Love Rituals
Life Philosophy
Social Styles
Attachment Issues
Power and Control
The Art of Repair
Money Matters
Coping with Stress
Love Languages
Relationship Wreckers
Monogamy and Beyond
General Inspiration

Resources and References and Online Articles and Websites each offer a great selection of more books to read to cover some of the topics more in depth.

Ms Muñoz provides a wonderful resource book essential for every married couple’s personal library. Despite the title leading the casual glancer to presuppose this is only a couples’ counseling guide for couples deeply enmeshed in an argumentative dynamic, it really takes a very positive and proactive approach to building communication and intimacy for every couple. You could wisely give this as a Holiday present, anniversary gift, wedding present, or Valentine’s Day gift to every couple you know. The title makes it sound critical to give it. But that is not the warm and positive tone of the book whatsoever.

Every therapist and counseling center would be wise to add this to their Reading Area and Resource Center. Every Pre Marital Faith Based Counselor – Pastor, Priest, Rabbi – would be well served to own it, read it, reference it, and recommend it to every newly engaged couple to equip them well for a strong marriage.

As a Dating and Relationship Coach and Counselor to individuals and couples, I was delighted to find Ms. Muñoz referenced the stalwarts of Relationship studies, John Gottman aka (truly) the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert and the Gottman Institute’s work, John Chapman’s Love Languages, and Harville Hendrix’s IMAGO and Getting the Love You Want. The additional resources and bibliography are additionally rewarding to add to your reading list if you have not done so already.

I highly recommend this book to any couples seeking greater love and intimacy and those who counsel and serve them.

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell



How to Get the Guy to Stop Messaging and Ask the Woman Out on a First Date: Lob the LEAD WEIGHTED HANDKERCHIEF
Feminine Dating Advice for Women

How Can A Woman Be Feminine in Getting a Guy to Stop Texting and Ask for the Date?

I hear this question all the time at my dating workshops and in email questions from single women. “April, how can I get the guy to stop messaging me and actually ask me for a date? What am I doing wrong? I don’t want to be too critical with him and turn him off. I just want to get to meeting him sometime this month. Is there something I can do?

Secondarily, a lot of modern women who are successful in business and have amazing professional lives. We’re been reading and learning about expressing a feminine energy and side of ourselves which is genuine for romance, the softer side of us than we often put forth in our careers.

Same Energy Like 2 Magnets Cannot Click

Ever since The Rules and Getting to I Do, we know expressing our feminine energy is literally magnetically attractive to men. And then when we run the same energy as they in romance as we do in in business, our “masculine” or Yang Energy, that it’s like two magnets against each other. They cannot connect because they are the very same energy.

Here in at a Women’s Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, April demonstrates one of her signature moves demonstrating ways women can express being feminine in online dating and still get the ball rolling to move to a First Date. Ladies, we are being feminine and proactive, not passive wall flowers, waiting and hoping he’ll just magically know we’re ready and receptive to his overtures to ask for a First Date.

Guys, there are always a few smart single men who sagely bop into the posts which I cite as Dating Advice for Marriage Minded Women so they can better understand what can sometimes feel like that alien species, the opposite sex – women, what are we thinking?

Especially over at my YouTube channel, I get men chiming into the comments at the Dating Advice for Women videos (a lot of my advice and content is relevant for both single men and women), “April, men need to learn this, too.” Indeed, because it’s only the unsophisticated who have never done any Personal Growth and Personal Development work who expect their partner to be able to read their minds. Ladies, no, just because he loves you does not mean he should be able to read your mind. I hear it again and again and again, women kvetching about how, “If he really loved me, he’d know. He should know me by now.” That is a completely unrealistic expectation that no man, however wonderful, can live up to. Don’t get into that behavior now while dating, ok?

So they can tell what she means when does this sort of move in online dating. “Oh! Hey! She’s telling me softly and clearly that’s she wants me to ask her out! Hey! She’s flirting signaling to me she’d probably say YES if I asked her on a date. I wonder what’s she doing this Thursday…?”

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The Rules II – More Rules to Live and Love By CLASSIC Dating Advice Book

Classic Dating Advice Book: The Rules II Delivers More Sage Love Guidance to Live By

The Rules II is the marvelous sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling book, The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right, that started it all. Indeed practicing The Rules is part of what helped me to love and appreciate my self (CUAO – Creature Unlike Any Other) and look to see who loved me in his pursuing actions which led me to marry my now late husband.


I want to refrain from listing them all out of respect for Ellen and Sherrie’s intellectual property, but to give you just a little morsel of a taste to give you an idea….

They address…

Second Chances – The Rules applied to getting an ex boyfriend back (or not)

Don’t waste time (your precious, precious life!) on fantasy relationships. I cannot emphasis this enough. When I lead Dating and Relationship workshops around California and Las Vegas, this topic always comes up. There is always someone (or two or three) who is living a fantasy of being the next 90 Day Fiance. That can work out and many of those marriage relationships do. However, aiming to meet in person in some manner with a short time frame is essentials. Our dear authors of The Rules II won’t let you waste your precious time and love energy deluding yourself it’s something other than what it is: a lovely fantasy.

Long Distance Relationships (a few sections on them as a matter of fact) With modern singles often working and traveling for business, this is more and more a reality of Modern Love, in addition to all the military couples with one or more of the partners away from home.

Mature Love
Weeding OUT Mr. Wrong
Starting Over (like after death of a spouse or divorce) I have this one personally, being widowed, and would secondarily do the process from Moving On from the Grief Recovery Institute.

Ok, that really should give you an excellent idea.

If you are an adoring fan of The Rules like I am, you will definitely want to add this RULES book to your collection and read it and incorporate it and its principles into your Love Life.

I highly recommend it and think it makes for a great present for your girlfriends, both single and married, as well as a wonderful gift to yourself! There’s always a great holiday or reason to give a book. Remember books? Those wonderful things you hold in your hands and turn the physical pages of? You have a relationship with a book. We place them on shelves in our bookcases and take them down again to revisit them and refresh our memory of reading it. They are part of what make our house our home.

Happy Dating and Relationships,