John Curtis, Ph.D., has been involved in the field of couples counseling for over 30 years. During this time he has learned that successful relationships require both romantic attraction AND emotional maturity. Since romantic attraction cannot be forced and, instead, it is the nature chemistry that occurs between two people, John's focus is on building emotional maturity. He helps couples improve the fitness of their relationship by using a step-by-step approach that takes proven tools used to build a successful business, to build a successful relationship... such as 1) writing a relationship vision statement, or 2) a detailed couple's job description, or 3) how to create a "love logo," or 4) setting up a performance appraisal process & compensation system for the relationship. Yes, even in an intimate relationship, you can earn an "emotional" paycheck! This innovative approach is designed to do what NO other approach to building healthy relationships does... it engages men. While men have an equal role in the health and well-being of a relationship, all too often they are marginalized, excluded or even blamed. Most self-help books reflect an obvious or subtle belief that for a relationship to work... the man needs to act more like a woman. Appealing to the emotions, a "touchy-feely" approach may have its place in helping couples but men are the "opposite" sex. Therefore Dr. Curtis offers a completely different approach to building a successful relationship that works for woman AND men!