If Love is a Game, These are the Rules

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If love is a Game what are the rules? Bestselling author Cherie Carter-Scott here provides the 10 rules of love to help us to create the happy, healthy and genuine relationships that we all desire. The 10 rules are: you must love yourself first; negotiation will be required; relationships provide opportunities to grow; your relationship will be challenged by change; you must nurture the relationship if it is to thrive; creating love is a process; renewal is the key to longevity; communication is essential; partnering is a choice; and, you will also forget all this the moment you fall in love. Based on 25 years of conducting healthy relationships workshops on creating, "If Love is a Game, These Are the Rules" features breakthrough advice, illustrated by heart-warming true stories destined to capture the hearts of women and men around the world.

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"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

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Do you wish you knew the rules for the game of love?

In her #1 New York Times bestseller If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules, Chérie Carter-Scott gave us ten rules for conquering life's challenges and managing its unpredictable ups and downs. Now, in If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules, she presents ten simple rules to help us find true love and create long-lasting, authentic relationships.

After twenty-five years of conducting workshops and seminars, Chérie has discovered that the most important--and often the most difficult--part of the human experience is partnership. Everyone is either looking for love or trying to find a way to sustain and feed the love that they already have. Chérie's ten rules are universal truths that we inherently know but often lose sight of in the confusing game of romance--rules as simple as "You Must Love Yourself First," "Communication Is Essential," and "You Must Nurture the Relationship for It to Thrive." Once understood and embraced, her rules help us learn more about our true selves and our needs--and make us better able to meet the needs of others.

As the ten rules show, building and sustaining authentic love is a delicate process that requires negotiation and communication, and while love is often challenged by change, it provides a variety of opportunities for us to grow as individuals. In her inimitably warm and inviting style, Chérie shares her own insights into love's  journey, from building intimacy and taking the risk of commitment to rekindling the faded flame by bringing back the "sizzle factor." Her inspirational stories, coupled with practical exercises--such as creating a criteria list for a potential mate or making an outline for a formal relationship "check-in"--will bring out the authentic lover in each of us. Fresh and inspiring, If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules is a perfect guide to living a real-life "happily ever after".

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Carter-Scott, Cherie
Published by Vermilion (2009)
ISBN 10: 0091935016 ISBN 13: 9780091935016
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