Nearly 60% of today's marriages end in divorce, and of the 40% 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.
Dr. James Pawelski is Director of Education and Senior Scholar at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. An international speaker, he has given talks and seminars in more than 20 countries on 6 continents and is frequently featured in the media, including the New York Times and The Today Show. Suzann Pileggi has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a freelance writer and health advisor specialising in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships.