Other books byHelen Fisher
Why Him? Why Her?
How to Find and Keep Lasting Love
The national bestseller that shows you how a better understanding of who you are will help you find and keep the love you want Helen Fisher can often tell, almost instantly, the hidden strengths and weaknesses in a relationship that are likely to keep a couple together or pull them apart. The words they choose, their facial structure and body language, even their doodles and where they live give strong clues to their personality type. After three decades of studying romantic relationships, Fisher has discovered that your dominant personality type guides not only who you are but who you love. Why Him? Why Her? provides a new way to understand relationships, whether you’re searching for one or eager to strengthen the one you have. Beginning with a scientifically developed questionnaire to determine your prevailing personality type, Fisher tells you not only what type of person you might have chemistry with but how to find them, attract them, and keep them. Once you know the personality profile of the partner you’re with—or hope to find—you can use your knowledge of how your types match up to improve your love life. More than seven million people in forty countries have learned Fisher’s techniques and are using these tools to make and keep lasting romantic connections. Based on proven results, this groundbreaking book goes beyond theory to show that the complex nature of romance isn’t so complicated once you truly understand yourself and others. Provocative and illuminating, Fisher’s book deserves to be read by everyone looking to be loved for who they really are.
Why We Love
The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love
"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." —Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love—from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates in our bodies and behavior. Working with a team of scientists to scan the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love, Fisher proved what psychologists had until recently only suspected: when you fall in love, specific areas of the brain "light up" with increased blood flow. This sweeping new book uses this data to argue that romantic passion is hardwired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. It is not an emotion; it is a drive as powerful as hunger. Provocative, enlightening, engaging, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to age-old questions: what love is, who we love—and how to keep love alive.
Why Him? Why Her?
Understanding Your Personality Type and Finding Th
Profiles four broad personality types that are determined by brain chemistry to explain why people are attracted to specific partners, offering advice on how to pursue romantic relationships in accordance with natural compatibilities.
Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition
Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences
Sixteen of the top scholars on family life have re-issured a joint report on the importance of marriage. First released in 2002, the newly revised edition ofWhy Marriage Mattershighlights five new themes in marriage-related research. Since 1960, the proportion of children who do not live with their own two parents has risen sharply. This change has been caused, first, by large increases in divorce, and more recently, by a big jump in single mothers and cohabitating couples who have children but do not marry. For several decades the impact of this dramatic change in family structure has been the subject of vigorous debate among scholars. No longer. These twenty six findings are now widely agreed upon.