"Authentic love thrives on honesty and shimmers with truth ... [it] flexes and bends with the fluctuating needs and changes of each partner." Whether you're looking for a relationship or seeking to improve the one you're in, If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules
packs a wallop. Author Cherie Carter-Scott has figured out what makes relationships work--and fail--and she doles out insightful advice. Carter-Scott follows the same format as her successful If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules
; she presents the 10 rules and expands each in its own chapter, with plenty of anecdotes to clarify how these rules play out. The 10 rules may seem obvious at first glance (e.g., "Negotiation will be required" and "Your relationship will be challenged by change"), but Carter-Scott keeps scoping out deeper and deeper levels and teaching practical exercises for using the information. For example, rule 3 is "Creating Love Is a Process." Sure, we know that. But she describes each step of the process--1, connection; 2, exploration; 3, evaluation; 4, building intimacy; 5, commitment--and presents an array of strategies for making the most of each one. Following Carter-Scott's rules can't help but improve your relationship--or the likelihood of finding the right one! --Joan Price
Advance Praise for If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules
"A delightful primer on love. Chérie Carter-Scott offers readers an expanded awareness on authentic relationships that can make daily life more fulfilling."
--John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"We can never have too much love in the world. If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules
gives us the guidelines we need to create truly authentic unions that really do last. All relationships can benefit from these valuable tools."
--Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Even though we spend our whole lives trying to make relationships work, no one has ever been given an operator's manual with the directions for how to successfully have one. If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules
is a wonderful guide that clearly sets out the directions we need for keeping relationships healthy and alive."
--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find