Standard Issue: What Men of Age Should Know Concerning Women, Dating, and What Follows

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Navigating the complexities of intimate relationships can be compared to a journey through uncharted territories where each phase of the relationship presents its own set of challenges. Addressing these intricacies, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage,” a comprehensive guide created by Eric Smith, serves as a lighthouse for those traversing the tumultuous waters of serious dating, engagement, marriage, and beyond. Eric Smith has distilled his insights and experiences into an engaging book that is replete with useful information for the committed individual.

The book begins with an evocative introduction that sets the stage for a deep dive into the nuances of serious relationships. It lays the groundwork for a common understanding that relationships are indeed beautiful, yet they require work, patience, and a constant nurturing of the bond shared between partners.

“First Comes Love,”

Smith delves into the initial stages of a relationship, exploring the exciting yet sometimes deceiving period of dating. Here, he offers dating advice and tips that extend far beyond traditional PUA tactics, promoting healthy and meaningful connections based on respect and genuine affection.

“Then Comes Marriage”

covers the transition from dating to a lifelong commitment. This section addresses the common problems and decisions couples face as they prepare for marriage. It also offers strategies for maintaining the spark and remaining connected as life evolves and responsibilities increase.

As the title suggests, the subsequent chapter, “Then Comes Baby in the Baby Carriage,” focuses on the challenges couples might face when starting a family. This is where the dynamic between partners often undergoes the most significant transformations, and Smith presents insights on how to maintain a strong relationship despite these changes.

“That’s Not All”

is an affirmation that the story does not end with marriage and children. This part of the book confronts the often unrecognized seasons of a relationship, including midlife crises, empty nest syndrome, and aging together. These themes are explored with the perspective that life’s later stages can bring unforeseen trials as well as rewarding experiences.

Each chapter of the book confronts the reader with real-life scenarios and practical advice. Smith’s approach does not shy away from thorny issues; instead, it embraces the messiness and empowers readers with tools to emerge from challenges with a stronger bond.

The language of the book is not filled with PUA jargon; instead, it focuses on mature and healthy perceptions of love and commitment. The wisdom Smith imparts is couched in relatable experiences and engaging anecdotes that draw readers in and help them feel understood.

.What singles this book out from the plethora of dating tips and relationship manuals is Smith’s emphasis on authenticity and self-awareness. He encourages readers to reflect deeply on their personal values, desires, and expectations, and how these align with their partner’s.

By doing so, he disassembles the sometimes unrealistic standards set up by society and the media pertaining to love, proposing instead a customized approach to relationship building that acknowledges the uniqueness of each couple.

For anyone facing a crossroads in their relationship or seeking pre-emptive guidance for future hurdles, Smith’s book promises to offer a valuable perspective. It’s not merely a guide for overcoming hardships and trials—it’s a roadmap for cultivating a resilient and loving partnership regardless of life’s pressures.

The final chapter of the book, which could be considered a culmination of all the previous content, aims to engrain a proactive mindset in the reader. It emphasizes the ongoing nature of relationship nurturing, advocating for continuous learning and adaptation as the ultimate tools of a successful partnership.

Smith’s book is ideally suited for those at the beginner level of experience in intimate relationships, as it provides a solid grounding in relationship skills. It’s presented in an eBook format, which allows for convenient access and reference. Eric Smith, the coach, and expert behind this program released his work on January 13, 2012, providing timely advice that remains relevant in today’s dynamic relationship landscapes.

Table Of Contents/ List Of Topics Covered:


– Introduction
– The Comes Marriage
– First Comes Love
– Then Comes Baby in the Baby
– That’s Not All