Nearly sixty percent of today's marriages end in divorce, and of the forty percent that stay intact, many languish. What is the secret to relationships that not only survive, but thrive? In Happy Together, positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski reveal for the first time how to apply the principles of positive psychology to create and enjoy healthy, successful, and satisfying relationships that last. Combining their deep knowledge in this field with extensive scientific research, real-life examples, advice from relationship scientists, and fun exercises and quizzes for couples, they identify four key areas that are crucial for building and sustaining love over the long run: passion, positive emotions, savoring, and strengths. Their easy-to-follow, step-by-step method shows how to cultivate these elements successfully at any stage of a partnership or marriage. Inspiring, encouraging and accessible, Happy Together is the essential roadmap to rewarding, long-lasting romance for any couple, whether they're looking to start off a relationship on the right foot, weather difficult times, reignite passion, or transform a good marriage into a great one.
Suzann Pileggi Pawleski, MAPP, has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and wellness counselor specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships.
James O. Pawelski, PhD, is Director of Education and Senior Scholar at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he cofounded the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman.
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has earned numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga.