Love succeeds when you meet all of these conditions: you have enough love to make your relationship worthwhile; you understand how it works; and you understand equally well how to fix it when it doesn’t work. Why Love Succeeds or Fails is a how-to book for the serious person who wants deep answers and meaningful solutions. It explains that you see love in one of four ways: Love is a Gripping Drama, a Passionate Adventure, a Sensible Compromise or a Joyful Diversion. It tells you why someone will fall in love with you and what that person will find difficult about you. Likewise it tells you why you fall in love with a certain individual and what you find difficult about him or her. It also describes the ten possible lovematches of the four love attitudes. It tells you what works well between you and your lover and what works poorly. It provides suggestions for managing what’s difficult and problematic. Wendy Brown is a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. She has over 30 years of experience doing individual and couples therapy. She is in private practice in Toronto, Ontario.