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Kissing Frogs

Kissing Frogs

by Andee Jones

Finch Publishing

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"A psychologist goes looking for love online - and finds trouble!"

Kissing Frogs is both a memoir, and a witty and insightful tour of the online dating scene. This is the middle-aged single gals guide to dating a-la-cyberspace, packed with enlightening observations from both Andee the psychologist, and Andee the ever-hopeful romantic.

Her account of the online dating circus is refreshingly honest - the endless trawling through profiles, the inevitable blind-dates resulting in the Mr-Wrongs and the thought-he-was Mr-Rights - and the experience of the online-dating rejection , where the retreating suitor is able to melt back into the impersonal and anonymous world of cyber space just as quickly as he emerged from it

To top it all off, Andee offers us snatches of her valuable psychologist perspective along the way. Chillingly accurate dissections of the emotional psyche of both men and women shed some fascinating light on what it is that can make us behave the way that we do with the opposite sex.

For those of us who have already ventured into the online dating world, you may find yourself nodding along with the familiarity of it all - and for those that haven't, Andee offers an honest account of the whole process that may help you make a more informed choice on whether or not it really is worth going there.

As you read, you will find yourself willing our real-life internet-warrior-heroine to find her true prince charming within the pool full of online-dating frogs - so, does she? The tantalising ending will have you scrambling to find out when the next book is coming out...

Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones is priced at $24.95, and available from all good book stores.

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About the Author

Andee Jones

Andee Jones is a Melbourne-based psychologist, writer, and former academic. Kissing Frogs is her first memoir. This book has been praised by literary associations is currently being adapted for the stage by AFI-award-winning actor Annie Byron read more...


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kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

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single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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