Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Psychology - 304 pages

Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident. She offers sound advice for making the right choices when it comes to this complicated emotion. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love's many puzzles.

The second edition furthers the work of the popular and successful first edition. With expanded research, theory, and practice, this book once again provides one of a kind understandings of the experience of love.  The new edition offers updated references to recent research, new chapter exercises, and "case examples" of romantic stories to begin each chapter.

 

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A couples— therapist's clinical look at how and why we fall in love removes some of the mystery from that most magical of human experiences. Pines (Romantic Jealousy, 1992; Keeping the Spark Alive ... Read full review

Contents

Increasing the Likelihood of Falling in Love
1
How We Choose the Loves We Choose
105
Part Three ROMANTIC LOVE IN LONGTERM RELATIONSHIPS
177
ROMANTIC CHOICES WORKSHOPS
205
ANALYZING A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP
213
RESEARCH FINDINGS
215
NOTES
221
REFERENCES
245
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
265
PHOTO PERMISSIONS
266
INDEX
267
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About the author (2013)

Pines is the head of the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Technology, Arts and Sciences in Israel and a clinical psychologist specializing in working with couples in both Israel and California.

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