Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts
How do you get to "happily ever after"?
In fairy tales, lasting love just happens. But in real life, healthy habits are what build happiness over the long haul.
HAPPY TOGETHER, written by positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski, is the first book on using the principles of positive psychology to create thriving romantic relationships. Combining extensive scientific research and real-life examples, this book will help you find and feed the good in yourself and your partner. You will learn to develop key habits for building and sustaining long-term love by:
Promoting a healthy passion
Prioritizing positive emotions
Mindfully savoring experiences together
Seeking out strengths in each other
Through easy-to-follow methods and fun exercises, you'll learn to strengthen your partnership, whether you're looking to start a relationship off on the right foot, weather difficult times, reignite passion, or transform a good marriage into a great one.
SUZANN ("Suzie") PILEGGI PAWELSKI, MAPP,is a freelance writer andwell-being consultantspecializing in the science of happiness and its effects onrelationships and health. She has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania.Her 2010Scientific American Mindcover story, "The Happy Couple," was the catalyst for this book. Suzie blogs forPsychology Todayand writes the "Science of Well-being" column forLive Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients and workedin publicity at Radio City Music Hall andas an associate producer for HBO Downtown Productions andThe Joan Rivers Show.
JAMES PAWELSKI, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he cofounded the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program with Martin Seligman. The Founding Executive Director of IPPA, he is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. An international keynote speaker, he has presented in more than 20 countries on 6 continents. He is frequently featured in the media, including theNew York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Philadelphia Inquirer,andThe Today Show.
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