Dating Radar: Why Your Brain Says Yes to "The One" Who Will Make Your Life Hell
By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and Megan Hunter, MBA
This is not just a dating book. It is a virus scan for your love life.
Why do so many of us commit to the wrong person – maybe more than once? Most believe that attraction and compatibility are the keys to relationship success when, in reality, these are red flags in 15-20% of the population
"If hindsight is 20/20 vision,
dating radar is x-ray vision."
When it comes to love, the brain is irrational and shortsighted. We make decisions based on incomplete information, biased understanding, and strong emotion. Love truly is blind. That's why you need dating radar—it gives you a way to detect hazards you might otherwise miss by recognizing:
- warning signs of certain personalities that can spell love relationship danger
- ways that they can jam your radar (deceive you)
- where your own blind spots might be
Attorney, mediator, and social worker Bill Eddy and relationship expert Megan Hunter equip readers to see through the blinding haze of new love and spot potential toxic relationships before it’s too late!
Publication date: August 2017
ISBN (print): 978-1-936268-12-2
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-936268-13-9
ISBN (audio): 978-1-5414-1427-3
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Who is a High-Conflict Person?
Chapter 2: What Jams Your Radar?
Chapter 3: What are Your Blindspots?
Chapter 4: Don't Kiss a Narcissist"
Chapter 5: Don't be Blindsided by a Borderline
Chapter 6: Don't be Seduced by a Sociopath
Chapter 7: Don't Hook Up with a Histrionic
Chapter 8: Other High-Conflict Dating Situations
Chapter 9: Using Your Dating Radar
Chapter 10: Splitting Up
author, speaker, and expert on high-conflict disputes and complicated relationships
Megan Hunter, MBA, is an author, speaker, and expert on high-conflict disputes and complicated relationships. She is CEO of Unhooked Media, a U.S.-based media company focused on relationship and conflict revolution through print, digital and the spoken word. She is publisher at High Conflict Institute Press and its imprint Unhooked Books, and co-founder of the High Conflict Institute. She is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Satellite's The Doctor Show (psychiatry).
Megan trains legal, mental health, business, leadership groups, universities and other professionals across Australia, the U.S., Canada, South Africa. She has strong policy and judicial training experience during her tenure at the Arizona Supreme Court and as a member of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. She currently works with the Black Sheep Project (for Borderline Disorder) and the Personality Disorder Awareness Network.
award-winning author, lawyer, therapist, expert on high-conflict personalities
Bill Eddy is an award-winning author, lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and is an international expert on managing high-conflict disputes.
As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College.