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Have you ever been in love? Falling in love is the easiest thing in the world. The difficult part comes later, when you are trying to stay in love.

Half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. As it turns out, failing in love is just as easy as falling in love.

Enter our experts, Professor James Pawelski, cofounder of the world's first degree program in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and his wife, Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, writer, consultant, and positive psychology expert.

Together, this husband-and-wife team will share vital insights and practical steps for developing long and harmonious relationships in an inspiring 12-lesson course, Building Love That Lasts. Using scientifically-based research from positive psychology coupled with ancient wisdom from ancient Greek philosophy, our experts take us on a series of visits to what they call the Relationship Gym™.

Just like building a healthy body at a fitness gym, you will need effort, consistency, a willingness to try new things, and expert guidance to get the full benefits from this Relationship Gym™. Here, you will learn about what James and Suzie call “Aristotelian love” and how it differs from the more common concept of soulmates.

All of this will help you discover how to use positive psychology to enrich your relationships. Our experts focus on four research areas to guide you in your quest for lasting love: passion, positive emotions, savoring, and character.

Whether you are looking to start a relationship off on the right foot, weather difficult times, reignite the passion, or transform a good duo into a great one, Building Love That Lasts will offer you a healthy view of human connection and give you science-based tools to create the enduring, loving relationship you want.

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I loved listening to Suzann and James and have been using their science-based advice to help improve myself and my relationship. I thought the concept of this course — basically, the psychology of love, taught by two psychologists who are in love — was such a cool way to do it. A typical chapter starts with an idea for relationship growth rooted in psychology and sometimes philosophy, then says how you can use it as an individual, then brings it to bear on romantic relationships. I liked that structure and thought the tone of the lectures was very positive and fun to listen to. I recommend this course!