Willard F. Harley, Jr. is the highly successful author of many books on marriage, including the best-selling His Needs, Her Needs. In his latest book, Buyers, Renters, and Freeloaders, he turns his attention for the first time to singles who are tired of revolving-door romances and are looking for a lasting, meaningful relationship. The key to starting a successful, lifelong relationship, according to Dr. Harley, lies in discovering whether you (and your partner) are Freeloaders, Renters, or Buyers. Much like freeloading roommates who won’t pay their fair share, relationship freeloaders are unwilling to put much effort into caring for someone. Renters are people who view a relationship as tentative and are only willing to provide care as long as terms are fair or until they find something better. The ideal partner, a Buyer, is someone who regards a relationship as he or she does a home-permanent and exclusive. Buyers, Renters, and Freeloaders shows readers how to measure their Romantic Relationship Attitude and offers practical advice for transforming Freeloaders and Renters into fully committed Buyers. It also includes a Personal History Questionnaire to help readers better understand themselves and their partner and Four Guidelines for Successful Negotiation to assist couples in maintaining Buyer behavior. Together these tools will help singles create a satisfying, exclusive, and permanent romantic union destined to last a lifetime. Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D., is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and marriage counselor. His popular web site, www.marriagebuilders.com, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem. Dr. Harley leads Marriage Builders Weekends across the country and lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with Joyce, his wife of nearly forty years. Tired of revolving-door romance? Ready for a relationship that goes the distance? Then check out Dr. Harley’s Romantic Relationship Attitudes Questionnaire inside and see if you and your partner are Buyers, Renters, or Freeloaders! These three attitudes reveal what you can expect of each other in the future. Are you or the person you’re dating a Freeloader unwilling to put any effort into caring for another person? Is one of you a Renter who views the relationship as tentative and will provide care only as long as it’s convenient? Or are you ready to be Buyers, willing to invest the time and energy it will take to make your relationship last? Not sure? Filled with personal examples and practical advice, Buyers, Renters & Freeloaders will help you assess relationship attitudes and transform a Freeloader or Renter into a fully-committed Buyer. You’ll even learn how you can try out the Buyer attitude before you decide to become one. So settle in, and prepare to exchange your lease for a deed! Drawing from both personal experience and professional study, Dr. Willard Harley offers a tried and proven plan for building a relationship that will go the distance. Buyers, Renters & Freeloaders is packed with practical insights such as: “how to measure relationship attitude. “how to recognize a Buyer-resistant personality. “why we all need a romantic relationship. “common mistakes couples make and how to dodge them. “how to take the risk out of permanent commitments. Dr. Harley writes, “If you’ve come to the point where you … want to create one romantic relationship that remains passionate and fulfilling for the rest of your life, this book is definitely for you. But even if you’re not quite to that point, it will help you understand the ups and down of your current romantic relationship-and help you accurately predict its future.” Nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D., is the best-selling author of His Needs, Her Needs; Love Busters; Five Steps to Romantic Love; and Fall in Love, Stay in Love. He also leads Marriage Builder Weekends across the country, starting couples on a one-year program of marital reconciliation. His award-winning web site, www.marriagebuilders.com, offers free solutions to almost all marital problems. Dr. Harley lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with Joyce, his wife and fellow Buyer of more than forty years.