In this groundbreaking work, authors Richard and Dede Brown offer a refreshingly original answer grounded in experience, wisdom, and common sense. Relationships thrive when members see themselves as part of a team, not just as individuals looking out for their own interests. And when a winning team rests on a foundation of real love, the result is a relationship built to stand the test of time. This book lays out a fun, easy-to-follow, and comprehensive game plan for building your LoveTeam. Fully 95 percent of couples say they aren't as happy after ten years of marriage, and about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Despite countless hours of counseling and an endless stream of self-help books, something isn't working. Yet there are couples whose relationships are satisfying and strong. What's their secret? Just some of what you'll learn includes: What all great personal relationships have in common How to stop clashing and start cooperating. The attitudes of a winning team that grows stronger through adversity How the strengths of one partner can balance out the weaknesses of the other The necessity of becoming best friends and how to get there How to bring fun and excitement into your relationship The unexpected effects of a LoveTeam on children and others The power of forgiveness And everything else you need to know to start a new life of love and happiness together!