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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Hunter House; Original edition (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897936167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897936163
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A very helpful book and a very easy read."
- Susan Forward, Ph.D. New York Times Best-Selling Author of Toxic Parents and Emotional Blackmail

"Cue Cards For Life is a refreshing common sense approach to relationships. Ms. Steinorth has captured principles that work and has put them in a fun and exciting format. These principles are not only correct - they have the power to change lives. What parent has not torn their hair out over a teenager in transition? Cue cards offer help parents will appreciate. This is a great book for everyone who wants to improve their relationships. I am looking forward to recommending this book to my clients and to my classes in family relationships. When all is said and done the most important thing in a persons life is their relationships. This book empowers people to get the most from those relationships. Congratulations Ms. Steinorth your book is spectacular and fun. What a rare find!"
- Lee Reid, Ph.D. M.F.T.

"I enjoyed “Cue Cards for Life” not just because it gives out ideas that we can use in daily life but also that is easy to read and assimilate. Of course we all know most of these basic principles outlined in the book, but people like tend to “forget them” in the sometimes dysfunctional emotion and thinking in the fast lane of life. This is handy book for introspection, to keep to referring to as reminders of what is right and not just what gives transient emotional satisfaction at the cost of long term difficulties."
- physicianwriter, Library Thing Reviewer

"I appreciated this deceptively simple book of cue cards. More than simply a modern Miss Manners, Ms. Steinorth provides practical tips for smoothing and strengthening communication in every relationship and for myriad occasions, including everyday interpersonal basics everyone should know."
- michellewriting, Library Thing Reviewer


"A very helpful book and a very easy read."
— Susan Forward, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of Toxic Parents and Emotional Blackmail

About the Author

Christina Steinorth is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Diplomate in Professional Counseling. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated from the fully accredited Phillips Graduate Institute of California. With over a decade of experience in private practice as a psychotherapist who specializes in relationship issues, Christina has helped hundreds of people improve and heal their relationships. In addition to her work as a therapist, Christina has written and published numerous articles about relationships and various other self-help subjects in regional as well as international magazines and newspapers. Christina lives in a small seaside community near Santa Barbara, California, with Matthew, her husband of eleven years.

Customer Reviews

I found this book very interesting and informative.
Alex R.
I enjoyed "Cue Cards for Life" not just because it gives out ideas that we can use in daily life but also that is easy to read and assimilate.
Dr. M
After reading this book, I am a lot more aware of how I act around people.
Jennifer

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laura Strathman Hulka aka Readerwoman on February 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
Every time you walk out the door, pick up the phone, or log on to your computer, relationships happen; at the store, on Facebook, at work, at home. People seem enamored of dysfunctional fictional characters--Sherlock Holmes (VERY popular on TV and the movies these days), Monk, House etc. This may be because we doubt ourselves, and our abilities to create and sustain viable, honest relationships with the people who matter the most in our lives.

Marriage and family therapist Dr. Christina Steinorth believes that "...it is time to bring grace, consideration and thoughtfulness back into our family and social relationships..." Her small but powerful book, Cue Cards for Life, creates written "sound bytes" for paying attention to your relationships, and developing logical, comforting guidelines to keep them healthy. Her book has nine far-reaching chapters: The Basics, Cue Cards for Love Relationships, Marriages, Babies, In-Laws and All Things Family, Cue Cards for Parents with Teens, Cue Cards for Interacting with Aging Parents, Cue Cards for the Workplace, Cue Cards for Friendships, Parties and Social Events, Cue Cards for Effective Apologies, and an excellent chapter of checklists, references and resources.

Many of the things that Steinorth discusses may seem to be the kind of thing you say, "Well, Duh," about, and yet how often do we just not think to do these common sense things? I recently had a falling out with a much-older sibling, over something totally ridiculous. I wrote three emails and threw them all away. Reading Steinorth's chapter on saying sorry, made me realize I didn't need to be wordy, or defensive. I wrote an email that was 3 sentences long!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marissa Ibara on April 12, 2013
Format: Paperback
Pros: This book was handy because it does not require the reader to go through the entire book just to get the advice you are seek; it is easy to read and compact (in size); points out useful, but overlooked tips and ideas a person should do in different situation/relationships

Cons: Very few; Steinorth offers great advice, however, nothing particularly new or innovative.

Overall: would recommend book if you need help with getting back to the basics
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on April 17, 2013
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This book is a must have for all human beings! It contains gentle reminders of common sense practices, as well as points out things that we might not be aware of about ourselves. For example, I always try to finish people's sentences... well, that can be very rude. After reading this book, I am a lot more aware of how I act around people. I find myself much more conscious of my actions and how I converse with others. It's and easy read and great for rereading often. I recommend it to everyone!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Girl Germs on December 22, 2012
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The night after I received this book I laid in bed and read through it with an open heart and an open mind. I've been struggling with some relationships lately and this book reminded me with it's "cue cards" of some very important concepts and taught me several new things I didn't even bother to consider. The book is written "gently" and it is easy to consider the warmth behind each reminder. Thank you for the lovely book!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. M on March 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of book through LibraryThing.com as part of early reviewer program.

I enjoyed "Cue Cards for Life" not just because it gives out ideas that we can use in daily life but also that is easy to read and assimilate. Of course we all know most of these basic principles outlined in the book, but people like me tend to "forget them" in the sometimes dysfunctional emotion and thinking in the fast lane of life.

This is handy book for introspection, to keep to referring to as reminders of what is right and not just what gives transient emotional satisfaction at the cost of long term difficulties.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ReadingLady on February 7, 2015
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One of the easiest, most thoughtful self-help books I've read in quite some time. As the author explains one of the strengths of this book is that you don't have to read it in it's entirety to get something out of it. The most useful chapter for me was the one about aging parents. Very few resources are available for us who are going through this phase of life, and this book gives useful advice about how to approach sensitive issues and deal with this most difficult time of role transition. Other than the aging parents chapter, there seems to be something for everyone and for every age group. There's a chapter about teens that would have been extremely helpful when I was raising my family. Another chapter would have been wonderful for my husband and I as newlyweds. I received this book as a gift and I am so thankful I did. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jason Lamb on February 16, 2013
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This relatively inoffensive little book contains practical advice for managing a wide variety of social relationships and situations effectively. After a brief topical introduction, chapters present a number of short tips that are each followed by a few paragraphs which explain exactly what is meant or how the tip might be applied. Nothing here is particularly innovative; tips include "Take precautions and prepare for emergencies," "Make eye contact when you're speaking with someone," and "Recognize and respect the personal space of others." I question how many would find anything in this book transformative, but the author presents the tips in simple language with clear examples, so it might serve for some audiences.

Additionally, while there are elements that assume heterosexual romantic relationships (the book does not specifically address GLBT issues), most examples are presented in ways that allow application across audiences. I found the book to be both inclusive and politically benign, a rare trait among books in the genre.
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More About the Author

Christina Steinorth-Powell is the author of Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships. She is a Psychotherapist in Private Practice and a Board Certified Diplomate of professional counseling (IAMBCP). With an office in vibrant Dallas, Texas, she holds a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated in the top three of her class from the fully accredited Phillips Graduate Institute of California.

As a sought after relationship expert, Christina appears regularly in the media. She is a popular radio guest and has been a featured relationship expert on The John Tesh Network, KARN, WNRI, KTALK, WDVR, WTTB as well as countless other web and podcasts. In print, her advice is often quoted in regional and international magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Woman's Day,Glamour Magazine, NBC News, CBS News, The Today Show, Fox News Magazine, Playboy, Shape, Celebrity Parents, Canadian Living and Inland Empire Magazine. Online, Christina's advice has appeared on numerous websites including WebMD, Askmen, SheKnows, Lifetime Moms and Made Men.

When Christina isn't writing or working with clients, she enjoys boating, bicycling, hiking, cooking and creating mosaic art. One of her most passionate causes in life is helping those in less-than-fortunate situations and when time permits, she travels to volunteer in orphanages in Mexico. In addition, she assists in helping to feed the homeless in her city and she volunteers at a local Basset Hound Rescue. An avid traveler, Christina enjoys learning of other cultures visiting distant lands. At home in Dallas, Christina and her husband share their residence with their black Pug, Sigmund, and their Basset Hound Winston.

Stay tuned--Christina has big things on the horizon! Be sure to stay in touch by liking her Facebook Author page and visit her personal website for updates and to sign up for her mailing list: www.christinasteinorth.com

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