How We Met

Author: Michele Bowers
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250099048
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For everyone who loves a real-life happy ending, here are forty-five funny, romantic, and above all true tales of modern coupling. In their own words, men and women recount the surprising and serendipitous ways they came together, from jury duty encounters and sidewalk pickup lines to dramatic stories of dogged determination that paid off big in the end. For anyone who's carried a torch for a colleague or friend, looked for love on-line, or wondered if it's really true that love comes when you least expect it, How We Met offers insights into that mysterious process of finding The One. For those who've already said "I do," the book offers a rare peek into the lives of other married couples, and how they found each other.

How We Met

Author: Miriam Sokol
Publisher: Prima Pub
ISBN: 9780761517047
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The one memory that couples never forget is how they met. How We Met is a celebration of these unforgettable true-life stories of real couples, which show how fate has brought people together in the face of overwhelming odds.

For Better

Author: Tara Parker-Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101404299
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the New York Times' most popular journalists presents groundbreaking scientific news about marriage. And, surprise: It's good news. We've all heard the statistic: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. It's enough to make many couples give up when the going gets rough, thinking that's what everybody else does. But what if it weren't true? What if, in fact, it's not only possible but often easier than you think to save a seemingly troubled relationship? These are the questions Tara Parker-Pope asked herself after her own divorce. An investigative journalist on the health and wellness beat, she turned to some of the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and other scientists for the facts about marriage and divorce. Those facts were more positive and provocative than she'd ever expected, and For Better offers page after page of astonishing, eye-opening good news. Parker-Pope presents the science behind why some marriages work and others don't; the biology behind why some spouses cheat and others remain faithful; the best diagnostic tools created by the most cutting-edge psychologists to assess the probability of success in getting married, staying married, or remarrying. There are questionnaires to uncover potentially damaging hidden attitudes toward spouses. There are tools to show the impact of routine, fresh activity and how small adjustments can make a huge difference. Tara Parker- Pope's genius is for exploring the science behind the big issues that affect our lives every day and translating that science into advice that we can use-every day. For Better is the definitive guide to the most profound relationship of our lives.

The Science of Happily Ever After

Author: Ty Tashiro
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037389290X
Format: PDF
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Examines the science behind choosing a mate and reveals actionable tips for finding love, in an exploration that draws on research from such fields as demography, sociology, and psychology.

How They Met and Other Stories

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375849428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to have fans of Boy Meets Boy eager to devour it. Here are 18 stories, all about love, all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down. What is love? With this original story collection, David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Conscious Uncoupling

Author: Katherine Woodward Thomas
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0553446991
Format: PDF, ePub
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"With the first book on conscious uncoupling, bestselling author and licensed psychotherapist Katherine Woodward Thomas forges a new path for those in the midst of a breakup or divorce. Thomas's groundbreaking work and five-step plan promises a new way to end a failing relationship that isn't bitter and needlessly painful, but is instead characterized by goodwill, generosity, and respect. With its precepts, couples learn how to do minimal damage to themselves, each other, and their children"--

Heart of the City

Author: Ariel Sabar
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306819449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“The couples in this book hail from across America and the world. Most don’t live in New York City. Some never did. What mattered to me was that they met there, in one of its iconic public places. Each of the nine stories begins just before that chance meeting—when they are strangers, oblivious to how, in moments, their lives will irrevocably change.” —from the Introduction The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A public place in the world’s greatest city. A chance meeting of strangers. A marriage. Heart of the City tells the remarkable true stories of nine ordinary couples—from the 1940s to the present—whose matchmaker was the City of New York. Intrigued by the romance of his own parents, who met in Washington Square Park, award-winning author Ariel Sabar set off on a far-ranging search for other couples who married after first meeting in one of New York City’s iconic public spaces. Sabar conjures their big-city love stories in novel-like detail, drawing us into the hearts of strangers just as their lives are about to change forever. In setting the stage for these surprising, funny, and moving tales, Sabar, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, takes us on a fascinating tour of the psychological research into the importance of place in how—and whether—people meet and fall in love. Heart of the City is a paean to the physical city as matchmaker, a tribute to the power of chance, and an eloquent reminder of why we must care about the design of urban spaces.

Marry Him

Author: Lori Gottlieb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185201
Format: PDF
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The controversial national bestseller! Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.

Happily Ever Laughter

Author: Porat Hammarberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149177990X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Even as a child, author Porat Hammarberg was overcome by the quest for a soul mate. She was curious. What brings two people together? It was a mystery to her, and even at a very young age she wanted to find the answer. In Happily Ever Laughter, she shares her quest to find her soul mate, with insights-from-hindsight woven throughout the text. In this memoir, she narrates her journey into love, a path that has been rich with life, history, turns and tribulations, challenges and victories. Happily Ever Laughter offers five decades of life lessons and experiences, beginning shortly after the birth of the State of Israel, through her youth in Israel, three wars, a parental divorce, and her mother’s marriage to her soul mate. Hammarberg tells her story—a Jewish Israeli girl in quest of love, travel to America twice in a decade, and how love found elegant ways to unite her with her soul mate, a retired Lutheran pastor from a line of Lutheran pastors, the son of a bishop. It’s a tender and beautiful tale of real-life stories, sweet memories, and the opening of a heart.

Happily Ever After

Author: Liz Lloyd
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452092492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a compilation of 40 amazing and interesting true stories about how couples first met, the magic that brought them together, and the secrets to their relationships lasting success.