9780787953843

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787953843

  • ISBN10:

    0787953849

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

JANICE R. LEVINE is clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of The Couples Health Program and coauthor of Fighting for Your Jewish Marriage. Levine is a popular lecturer on the topics of couples and relationships HOWARD J. MARKMAN is professor of psychology at the University of Denver and one of the world's leading marital researchers. Markman is the coauthor of the Fighting for Your Marriage series which includes Fighting for Your Marriage, Fighting for Your Jewish Marriage, Fighting for Your Empty Nest Marriage, and Fighting for Your African American Marriage.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
John M. Gottman
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
MAGIC
Behold: The Power of Love
3(6)
Janice R. Levine
Fool's Love
9(6)
Patricia Love
The Myth of Passion
15(6)
Jessica Bethoney
The Miracle of Love: Or How I Failed the Smelly T-Shirt Test
21(4)
Steven Stosny
Love's Magic: When Embers Turn to Fire
25(6)
George Doub
The Search for a Soul Mate
31(4)
Amy Gerson
Wisdom in Love
35(8)
Henry Grunebaum
Fools for Love
43(8)
Steven Pinker
MEANING
Relationship and Other Difficulties
51(4)
James Hollis
Falling in Love with Love
55(6)
Frank Pittman
Getting a Kick Out of You: The Jazz Taoist Key to Love
61(6)
Peter Fraenkel
The Harder You Fall, the Farther You Fall
67(6)
Shirley P. Glass
The Full Monty
73(6)
Peggy Vaughan
James Vaughan
On Love and Devotion
79(8)
Charlie Verge
Afterglow
87(6)
Scott M. Stanley
Embracing the Nature of Love's Sacred Journey
93(8)
Dee Watts-Jones
MARRIAGE
Marriage as a Beautiful Ordeal
101(6)
Stephen Gilligan
The Sacredness of a Marriage: A Personal Reflection
107(6)
Rita M. DeMaria
A SHMILY for You
113(4)
Gary Smalley
Greg Smalley
Michael Smalley
The Magic of Older Love: Stoking Your Marital Fires Through the Years
117(6)
Claudia Arp
David Arp
Love the Second Time Around
123(8)
Emily B. Visher
John S. Visher
Since Seventh Grade
131(6)
John Fiske
Martie Fiske
Reflections on True Love
137(6)
W. Kim Halford
Flavors of Love
143(6)
Wayne M. Sotile
Mary O. Sotile
A Love Letter to My Wife After 65 Years
149(8)
Art Linkletter
MASTERY
The Birth of Love
157(8)
Harville Hendrix
Thriving, Not Surviving
165(6)
Karen Blaisure
What Should Fools Find in Love?
171(6)
Wyndol Furman
What's Love Got to Do with It?
177(8)
Lori Gordon
10 Traits of Love
185(6)
Amy K. Olson
David H. Olson
Who Took My Prince?
191(8)
Sunny Shulkin
Unraveling the Mysteries of Love
199(8)
Howard J. Markman
About the Authors 207(12)
Invitation to Our Readers 219

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