How to Find a Good Companion

Even Among Those Who Have Been Picked Over, Culled Out, Damaged, Dumped, And Left For Dead

Christian - General
130 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2020
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Building your life with a suitable companion may have slipped down the list of your life's goals and priorities as you get older. You may have decided that finding love again is something that has become unobtainable. You may also have decided that a relationship is not something that is important, and even if it was, who could ever find you desirable or interesting enough? Throughout How to Find a Good Companion by Michael Lewis, using real-life examples, we look at how these thought patterns are not only misconceived but also stopping you from experiencing the joys and satisfaction that love can bring. For five years, these tried and tested techniques outlined in this guide have shown that love is readily available for everyone and at any time in their lives. Following the methods and exercises, you will not only increase your chances of finding a suitable mate but also discover some vital principles about yourself.

How to Find a Good Companion by Michael Lewis has an exceptional amount of information that is useful and insightful. I loved the use of real-life experiences and I found the feelings and thought processes they shared were similar to how many people feel about themselves and relationships. The sections on filling the void of a relationship with material items and having negative expectations were 'aha' moments for me. What I found most helpful were the many techniques that help you become more self-aware of your thought patterns and perceptions. The book is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom, encouragement, and ways you can create a strategy that is tailor-made for you. I loved the chapter on listing the criteria for a mate; this is not what I was expecting, but made so much sense. The author has taken his five years of research and reduced it to manageable stages that anyone can follow and execute. I feel that by following what is taught in this guide, you will not only find a solid and lasting relationship but you will be bringing a better version of yourself to the table too.

Mamta Madhavan

How To Find A Good Companion: Even Among Those Who Have Been Picked Over, Culled Out, Damaged, Dumped, And Left for Dead by Michael Lewis is a handy manual that provides best-known methods to improve life, ease stress, and secure a good companion. The majority of people do not know to find a suitable and willing mate, and the number of single people is slowly rising. Finding a good companion is one of the challenges adults face and this book gives good techniques for success in a form that is helpful, enjoyable, and relaxing. The approach adopted for finding a good companion stems from extensive research done on the principles and methods of dating, romance, and matchmaking. The author used his personal experience along with this to achieve success in this area.

The approach to the topic is simple and pragmatic, and the situations and solutions shared help readers connect with the author's words. The extra knowledge and few adjustments are helpful when it comes to changing fortunes in romance, achieving more success, and having less stress. The book is a good way to reflect and seek answers to 'What?', 'When?', 'Why?', and 'How?' so that readers can understand their personalities, behaviors, and needs and find meaningful companionship. The book is good for self-discovery and self-assessment and will help readers make changes in their approach to finding a good mate.

The topic is relevant and the strategies shared in How To Find A Good Companion will help many single readers to plan, prepare, act, and make opportunities so that they can find a good partner. The black and white illustrations lighten the mood while reading. The last chapter that summarizes the main points of Chapters 1 through 8 is a good way for readers to develop their own methods to find a companion. The book will help readers understand there are plenty of opportunities out there and a successful plan depends solely on them; how they plan, practice, and execute it, and at the same time relax, laugh, learn, and succeed.

Ashley Tetzaff

In How to Find a Good Companion: Even Among Those Who Have Been Picked Over, Culled Out, Damaged, Dumped, And Left For Dead, Michael Lewis lays out his tips for singles who want to mingle but have found difficulties blocking their way – whether of their own or others' doing, life circumstances, or something else. In each chapter, Michael looks at a certain aspect of the world of relationships (i.e. relational objectives, self-assessment, planning pursuit, executing relational plans, etc.) and gives his thoughts on how the situation of companion-less-ness could be bettered, along with illustrations of various acquaintances who went from the companion-less to companioned realm. Each story is also accompanied by quirky/fun sketch illustrations that show some of what Lewis is describing. The last chapter includes a “study guide” of sorts that has all the main points/questions of the book for easy reference.

Michael Lewis scores in How to Find a Good Companion. I appreciated how Lewis pointed out that people are often very judgmental of those around them, but don’t take a hard look in the mirror at themselves. I liked the suggested questions to ask/think about, both throughout the book and in the back. I think finding out more about oneself is not only great for figuring out what you want and what you can offer in a future relationship but is also a good way to improve an existing relationship. Some of the illustrations leaned more male-oriented (fishing, golfing, etc.) and aspects of them could come across as a little offensive to female readers (catch women with the right bait; women might want to spruce up their appearance; etc.). The point about not looking for the PERFECT mate but a good/satisfactory one was really good and well-illustrated – it's not about settling for less, but about not having such high standards that no human could meet them. Each point was insightful and thought-provoking for me. I think Michael Lewis’s How to Find a Good Companion is a good read for young and older, single and attached.