Finally, New Book Offers Practical Suggestions to Improve Any Love Relationship

San Diego, CA, December 20, 2007 --( Relationships built on nurturing, honest and intimate unions don’t have to exist only in fairytale-land, according to the authors of an important new book just published by Outskirts Press.

Love Without Lies: How to Build and Keep a High-Trust Relationship, by relationship experts Marty Richards and Diana Novak, reveals the authors’ most effective strategies for evaluating partnerships then improving them through the communication and problem-solving skills that make honesty and intimacy possible.

Readers will find out how to change a relationship into one that Richards and Novak call the High-Trust Relationship that is characterized as being free from fear, threat and manipulation. Unlike many books in this genre, Love Without Lies avoids clichés and vague generalizations in favor of realistic, specific and easy-to-read prose, all designed to help readers apply the skills directly to their own lives.

For instance, Love Without Lies shows readers:
Which certain words and actions produce positive changes in relationships, and why other words and actions are guaranteed to make things worse.
How to be honest with one’s self and invite others to respond with honesty.
Recognize potential relationship-busting problems early.
How to improve any relationship—even without a partner’s cooperation.
Turn criticism, complaints and compliments into an advantage.
Learn what sets people in High-Trust Relationships apart from the others.

Now available at the authors’ Web site, at, the book is filled with inspirational quotes, assessments, chapter quizzes, true-to-life anecdotes—and no small amount of humor—to help keep readers motivated and engaged. Love Without Lies is perfect for those who have tried other relationship self-help books to no avail, but are ready to give it another go—to accept the challenge of building honest, positive and intimate relationships.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-0356-1 Format: 6 x9 paperback Pages: 104 SRP: $14.95 Genre: Self Help/Personal Growth

About the Authors: Marty Richards and Diana Novak were friends and colleagues for more than thirty years and have a combined sixty-five years’ experience learning, writing, teaching, counseling and lecturing about what makes personal and professional relationships work. Richards, of San Diego, has taught communications, relationship skills and leadership at universities and for professional organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She and her husband Richard are the authors of the textbooks Love: A Philosophical Perspective (Ginn Press) and The Question of Love (Aztec Press).

Novak earned advanced degrees in psychology and obtained licenses as an Educational Psychologist and Marriage, Family and Child counselor. She taught psychology courses at several colleges in California and maintained a private practice in Westlake, California.

Author Contact: Visit them on the Web at


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