Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Psychology - 302 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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Contents

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)

Ayala Malach Pines is a clinical, social, and organizational psychologist and the head of the department of Business Administration at the School of Management, Ben-Gurion University in Israel. She is both an American and Israeli citizen, and has specialized in couples therapy for many years, with extensive experience in both countries. She has authored ten books, twenty book chapters, and over seventy scholarly research articles. Her books have been translated into many different languages, including French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, and Turkish.

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