5 Science-Based Tips for Building Love That Lasts

A new book, “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts,” from husband-and-wife duo James Pawelski of the School of Arts and Sciences and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s from Penn, offers science- and philosophy-backed tips to build a thriving romance.

“We see the good character in someone and it makes us want to be around that person,” says Pawelski, a philosopher and professor of practice in Penn’s Positive Psychology Center. “It can also inspire us to want to become better ourselves.”

The “Happy Together” website has a link to a free 10-minute character strengths survey for people to identify their signature strengths.

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