Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Experiencing the Magic, Mystery, and Meaning of Successful Relationships

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Love is wild, wonderful, irrational and passionate. This uplifting book is a valentine from thirty marriage and family experts who unravel the mystery of love and explain the secret of passionate, lasting relationships
This delightful book is a collection of creative essays that combine a remarkable mix of science, psychology, personal insight, and passionate stories focused on the chemistry of lasting love. The authors explore a wealth of topics on the subject including the ...
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Overview

Love is wild, wonderful, irrational and passionate. This uplifting book is a valentine from thirty marriage and family experts who unravel the mystery of love and explain the secret of passionate, lasting relationships
This delightful book is a collection of creative essays that combine a remarkable mix of science, psychology, personal insight, and passionate stories focused on the chemistry of lasting love. The authors explore a wealth of topics on the subject including the difference between falling and staying in love; the nature of soul mates; how men and women express their love differently; the creation of meaning in relationships; the role of passion and libido and much more.
Bestselling experts, marital therapists, and researchers explore the powerful underlying emotion that binds couples together-for better or for worse. And celebrity couples-Christopher Reeve and Dana Morosine, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, George and Barbara Bush-and others are quoted for their own words of wisdom.

"For anyone—single or married-who has ever wondered about the magic of falling in love and the mystery of staying in love-wonder no more. This inspiring and informative book reveals the formula for creating and maintaining loving, passionate relationships." —Michele Weiner-Davis, author, Divorce Busting

"This book will be of significant interest to all whose work involves them in marriage counseling as well as to individuals dealing with problems in their own marriages. More than thirty essays by professionals present sensitive and realistic analyses of the joys and challenges of married life."married life." —Brendan Maher, Edward C. HendersonResearch Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

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  • ISBN-13: 9780787953843
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1900
  • Series: Wiley Series in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John M. Gottman
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction
MAGIC
1. Behold: The Power of Love Janice R. Levine
2. Fool's Love Patricia Love
3. The Myth of Passion Jessica Bethoney
4. The Miracle of Love, Or How I Failed the Smelly T-Shirt Test Steven Stosny
5. Love's Magic: When Embers Turn to Fire George Doub
6. The Search for a Soul Mate Amy Gerson
7. Wisdom in Love Henry Grunebaum
8. Fools for Love Steven Pinker
MEANING
9. Relationship and Other Difficulties James Hollis
10. Falling in Love with Love Frank Pittman
11. Getting a Kick Out of You: The Jazz Taoist Key to Love Peter Fraenkel
12. The Harder You Fall, the Farther You Fall Shirley P. Glass
13. The Full Monty Peggy Vaughan and James Vaughan
14. On Love and Devotion Charlie Verge
15. Afterglow Scott M. Stanley
16. Embracing the Nature of Love's Sacred Journey Dee Watts-Jones
MARRIAGE
17. Marriage as a Beautiful Ordeal Stephen Gilligan
18. The Sacredness of Marriage: A Personal Reflection Rita M. DeMaria
19. A SHMILY for You Michael Smalley, Greg Smalley, and Gary Smalley
20. The Magic of Older Love: Stoking Your Marital Fires Through the Years Claudia Arp and David Arp
21. Love the Second Time Around Emily B. Visher and John S. Visher
22. Since Seventh Grade John Fiske and Martie Fiske
23. Reflections on True Love W. Kim Halford
24. Flavors of Love Wayne M. Sotile and Mary O. Sotile
25. A Love Letter to My Wife After 65 Years Art Linkletter
MASTERY
26. The Birth of Love Harville Hendrix
27. Thriving, Not Surviving Karen Blaisure
28. What Should Fools Find in Love? Wyndol Furman
29. What's Love Got toDo with It? Lori Gordon
30. 10 Traits of Love Amy K. Olson and David H. Olson
31. Who Took My Prince? Sunny Shulkin
32. Unraveling the Mysteries of Love Howard J. Markman
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