We often think of love as a mystery, or even a fairy tale, but there is science underlying our attractions!
Next Tuesday, February 2, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Dr. Pepper Schwartz will be here at the library discussing the science of love, and how understanding it can help improve your love life. She is a popular relationship expert and author of the book 50 Great Myths About Human Sexuality. She’ll touch on theories of what makes people fall in love, different (and often conflicting) styles of showing love, and how love and intimacy (sexual and non-sexual) can be renewed in a relationship. There will be a question and answer session–so bring all the questions you’ve been dying to ask!
In the meantime, you may want to check out some of these titles by Dr. Schwartz (who, by the way, is presently Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, AARP Love, Sex and Relationship Ambassador, and one of the four experts on the hit A&E and FYI television show Married at First Sight, as well as Romance Concierge at the Salish Lodge).
—50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality: We’ve all heard rumors and legends about the notorious subject of sex, and we all know the internet isn’t necessarily the best place to look for the truth (RIGHT?!). This book brings information without judgment—and it’s really fascinating!
— Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls: When we fight with our partners, we think it’s just about them and us—but it’s not. There are many common dynamics, and this book offers strategies for resetting our assumptions.
— Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love, and the Sensual Years: Pepper Schwartz does the exploring for us—if we want to have a satisfying sexual life in middle age and beyond, what does it mean and how do we pursue it?
— Dating After 50 for Dummies: The world of dating is different than it used to be. Online profiles, introducing dates to kids rather than parents, deciding what we really want in a partner… those of us over 50 need a guide, and this is it!
— Frommer’s Places for Passion: Whatever your age, travel can spice up your relationship! This book offers 75 picks for places that will make romance come—and stay—alive. It also has great advice about best ways to plan travel with your partner to assure a positive experience.
— The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and What They Reveal About Creating a New Normal in your Relationship: Almost 100,000 people can’t be wrong! Based on a survey, this book presents the tried-and-true ways that couples achieve and maintain relationship happiness.
Hope to see you at the Central Library February 2nd!
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~ posted by Ann G.