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Why Do Fools Fall in Love: Experiencing the Magic, Mystery, and Meaning of Successful Relationships (Wiley Series in Psychology) Hardcover – December 8, 2000

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"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. Henderson Research Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

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Relationship experts can tell us how to find a mate, save our marriage, or improve our sex life, but their advice is meaningless unless we can experience and master that underlying, magical, incredibly powerful emotion that binds us together no matter what.Thirty-two marriage and family experts set aside their professional personae to explain the wild and wonderful, irrational and passionate mystery of love. Written with simplicity and warmth, this book ultimately illuminates a deep and compassionate vision of what constitutes truly happy long-term relationships. Also included are pearls of wit and wisdom from celebrity couples, including Cokie and Steve Roberts, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, George and Barbara Bush, Christopher Reeve and Dana Morosine, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and others. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? will be cherished by all couples (and aspiring couples) who want to understand and energize that transformative power of love.[Headline]Experts and celebrities unravel the mysteries and secrets of passionate, long-lasting love"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"I think it's true that love brings out the best in us. And that's why we seek it out."--Annette Bening"Good marriages don't just happen-they take a lot of love and a lot of work."-Tipper Gore"Love may be blind-especially in its earliest stages-but by opening your eyes and ears through discovery, you can achieve deep and Anduring love."-Patricia Love"When we study those couples who truly 'master' marriage, we notice that in one case her sense of humor is delightful to him, and eases his heart though they're discussing a difficult, long-standing issue."-John
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Product Details

  • Series: Wiley Series in Psychology
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (December 8, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787953849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787953843
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,204,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Definitely a book worth reading! It reads easily, like a book of short stories, in that the essays are brief and easily readable in short sittings -you can pick it up, read an essay or two, and pick it up again later. Each essay puts forth a concept about an aspect of love, relationships, marriage -- and there is always a morsel - or more - that one can relate to. I found it fascinating to look at my marriage through the lenses and philosophies of these wise authors and experts; to validate and illuminate those things that ring true for me/us, and even spotlight potential pitfalls to avoid. Some of the essays speak more to me than others, but that's what makes this book work so well...there is something here for everyone to relate to and learn from.
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This lovely book is composed mostly of short essays by professional therapists who have published books on relationships or who run relationship seminars, and Art Linkletter (!). The theme is that love changes, and true love is as much a maturing of self as knowing the right things to do or say. The many authors each have their own unique wisdom and perception of what love is, and it makes for pleasant, encouraging, and enlightening reading!
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By A Customer on May 13, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A detailed exploration of love and marriage. Not just a book about different methods of succeeding in a relationship... it also details the scientific aspect of love: what happens to the body and how these chemical influence our emotions. As well as thought provoking essays on why some relationships go "stale" and why others do not. Highly recommeded.
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By A Customer on January 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Finally, a book on "Love" that's actually worth reading... and buying. It's spiritual, insightful and eloquently written. You'd be a fool not to fall in love with it!
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