Book Review: The Science of Happily Ever After

happilyI was intrigued by the concept of The Science of Happily Ever After – What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love. Could you really figure out using science how to find love? I was also shocked when I saw the statistic that only 3 in 10 people find “happily ever after”, if everyone is looking for it, why do so few actually find it? What are we doing wrong?

Each chapter has a real person’s experience and then the book kind of mentions where things went wrong or right and how to better approach these kinds of situations. There isn’t a crystal ball that will tell us the outcome of a relationship, we have to try and piece these things together ourselves to figure out if it will be a good match.  Bad  decisions are made when we think traits are present in the potential mate that actually aren’t. (And remember – what you see is what you get!)

I found the most interesting chapter to be the one on Red Flags in Relationships. The real-life story was pretty amazing and unfortunately the couple dropped out of therapy so we don’t know what ended up happening!

After reading the book I’m still not sure if there really is a science for finding love, but the book has certainly given me a lot to think about and take in to consideration when looking for a relationship.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

In this playful and informative exploration of the science behind compatibility, Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how and why we fall in love. Dr. Tashiro, an acclaimed relationship psychologist, translates reams of scientific studies and research data into the first book to revolutionize the way we search for love. His own research has pinpointed why our decision making abilities seem to fail when it comes to love and how to rewire our brains to make smarter choices.

Illustrated using entertaining stories based on real-life situations and backed by scientific findings from fields such a demography, sociology, medical science and psychology, Dr. Tashiro provides an accessible framework to help singles find their happily-ever-afters.

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