The perfect book for those who are searching for relationship answers. This is the book that push your mind to think and hold your self accountable.
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The Rules to Love was written with the intent to educate people on a better way to pursue and preserve a long lasting relationship. The book talks about the importance of getting to know someone before making any commitment to that person. The author also list 10 things that he calls the building blocks or needed elements to start a relationship. Those building blocks are listed as communication, honesty, trust, compatibility, affection, acceptability, understanding, loyalty, commitment and appreciation.
In illustrating the importance of these building blocks, the author compared the starting of a relationship to that of building a house. He carefully instructs anyone dating to start with a solid foundation. That solid foundation was pointed out as Communication, Honesty and trust.
The book was designed to give readers a virtual reality of the fictional characters used to depict the important points made in the book.
Relationships-what is it that keeps some together for twenty, forty and even fifty years, while others are unable to last the first month let alone the first year? To answer that question, it is imperative that we ask ourselves this important question. What am I looking for in a relationship? Is it the same as what constitute a long lasting relationship?
Starting a relationship is somewhat like building a house. Every home has to be built on a solid foundation or it will not last. It's just the same with a relationship, it too must be built on a solid foundation, or it will not last. The majority of us knows that the solid foundation for building a house is consist of materials such as concrete mix, building blocks, water, and steel. These materials must be of a specific size, texture or amount to build the home desired, Of course at times builders will compromise and substitute materials when the specific material is not available, but all experienced builders have learned their lesson, a lesson that at times can be very costly. Following the building plan and using the specified material, a builder will always have much to celebrate about, at the end of construction.
When building a home the builder must first decide what type of material he's going to use. When that is completed he or she must then gather all that material together to start constructing the house. The construction of the house of course begins with the setting of the foundation, when that is completed it is then properly inspected to ensure its strength and quality. The builder's next step is to start building the walls of the house and as before when that stage is completed likewise he has to inspect them and check for strength and quality. His next step is to build the roof to protect what he has built so far, a roof that must be constructed with strength and precision. After completion of the roof, like the foundation and the walls he must also inspect it for strength and quality. When that is completed it's then time to put in his final touches such as drywall, paint, flooring and all the other amenities that will make the house beautiful.
The starting of a relationship is basically the same procedure. Like a house it too must be built on a solid foundation. So the question is, what are the materials needed to build that relationship.
The foundation of all relationship is communication, honesty, and trust. Without any one of these three, you will never be able to put a broken relationship back together again. To find out how these three work in conjunction to keep the foundation of a relationship strong let's first look at them individually.