The Play Solution : How to Put the Fun and Excitement Back Into Your Relationship

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Top marriage experts present the first practical guide for using play to add excitement to any intimate relationship

Boredom dooms many relationships and often leads to divorce. In their search for the elusive key to happy coupling, the authors of The Play Solution interviewed hundreds of couples and found that the happiest of them agree on one thing: the couple that plays together, stays together.

In The Play Solution, relationship experts Jeanette and Robert Lauer draw on their extensive work with couples in marriage support groups and enrichment seminars to offer readers a refreshing new guide to maintaining an exciting and lasting love. Using real-life stories, interactive quizzes, and play-enhancing exercises, this husbandand-wife author team presents:

  • The many benefits of play
  • Simple ways to make time for play
  • The various kinds of play that couples can use to spice up their relationships
  • How to be sure to steer clear of play that is destructive to the relationship
  • A quiz to determine your "play quotient," and much more

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How You Can Use Play to Add Zest and Excitement to Any Intimate Relationship

Boredom dooms too many relationships. It's a major factor in one-fourth of the divorces that come after twenty or more years of marriage. In their search for the elusive key to happy coupling, the authors of The Play Solution interviewed hundreds of couples and found that the happiest of them agreed on one thing: Play is a vital factor in their relationships. Simply put, the couple that plays together, stays together.

In this book, relationship experts Jeanette C. Lauer, Ph.D., and Robert H. Lauer, Ph.D., draw on their extensive work with couples in marriage support groups, enrichment seminars, and relationship-building classes to offer a refreshing new guide to maintaining an exciting and lasting love. Using real-life stories, interactive quizzes, and play-enhancing exercises, this husband-and-wife author team outlines:

  • The benefits of play
  • Simple ways to make time for play
  • Various kinds of play to spice up your relationship
  • Tips on how to avoid destructive kinds of play, such as the Get Even Game and the Me Game

With the smart and easy-to-follow advice found here, you and your loved one will delight in learning how to play--for keeps.

About the Author:

Jeanette C. Lauer, Ph.D., and Robert H. Lauer, Ph.D., work with couples through marriage enrichment and support groups. They are research professors at the Alliant International University in San Diego and are frequent lecturers around the country. Both appear regularly on TV and radio and have coauthored seventeen books.

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