|About the Book|
Dating and marriage is different than it was twenty years ago. In today#x2019-s society, morebr/than 50% of all marriages fail for one reason or another. Just thinking about thatbr/makes #x201c-commitment#x201d- seem scary. It seems that whenMoreDating and marriage is different than it was twenty years ago. In today#x2019-s society, morebr/than 50% of all marriages fail for one reason or another. Just thinking about thatbr/makes #x201c-commitment#x201d- seem scary. It seems that when relationships are faced withbr/challenges, people quit trying. Dating is more like a marathon, trying to date as manybr/people as possible, instead of taking time to get to know someone at a deeper level.br/br/For married couples, divorce is not biased. Whether married for thirty years or eightbr/months, the outcome can be the same.br/br/The fact is that relationships, whether dating or married, are hard. Things do notbr/always go perfectly, fighting does occur, and it takes a 100% commitment from bothbr/parties to make it a success. Often when people break off a relationship, they feel asbr/though something is missing. The #x201c-spark#x201d- has gone, leaving one or both people feelingbr/inadequate and unfulfilled.br/br/However, even though the odds are not very good, healthy, and long-lastingbr/relationships are definitely possible and proven by many people. What secrets do they possess? The answer is that they all work hard at their relationship. They made a decision of choosing to love their mate rather than relying on the #x201c-warm and fuzzy#x201d- feelings, which everyone knows will fade. By making love a choice you are making a decision that even in the bad times, you stick it out.br/br/Think of it like choosing a car. You pick out the make, model, year, color, and featuresbr/that you believe are best for you. After driving your car for a couple of months, youbr/realize that perhaps you should have purchased a larger car, or that maybe the leatherbr/seats would have been better, or on hot sunny days, the sunroof would have been nice.br/However, it is now too late so you choose to keep your car and make it work. It is thebr/same for marriage. Not everything will be perfect and there will be major obstacles tobr/overcome but you have made your decision and now you choose to make it work.br/There are hundreds of things you can do to better your relationship. To help get youbr/headed in the right direction, we have chosen 101 ways to build, strengthen, andbr/enhance your relationship.