After 25 years of conducting workshops and seminars, Dr. Carter-Scott 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 they already have. Her 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, Dr. Carter-Scott’s rules help us to 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 clear communication. It states that while love is often challenged by change, it provides a variety of opportunities for us to grow as individuals. With her intimately warm and inviting style, Dr. Carter-Scott shares her own insights on 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 an outline for a formal relationship check-in, will bring out the authenticity in each loving experience. Fresh and inspiring, If Love is a Game, These are the Rules is a perfect guide to living a real-life happily ever after.
By dr Chérie Carter-Scott, MCC, Ph.D.
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