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The Science of Happily Ever After

WHERE: Northampton Center For Couples Therapy

WHEN: January 23, 2018 | Next date TBA

The Science of Happily Ever After

A Valentine's Day talk exploring long-term commitment, the current state of the human heart, through science and research


“We spend our youth asking, 'How do I find love?' And midlife asking,  'How do I get it back?' –Daniel Jones, Love Illuminated

We are in a new era of love and relationships. We have the freedom to choose our mate based on qualities that far exceed the narrow criteria of resources and health. We are living longer, and we want our lives to be more meaningful. Online communication presents greater opportunities and new challenges, allowing us to connect more easily, while potentially making us feel more isolated and perpetuating contradictory notions of abundance and scarcity.

Anyone who is looking for a relationship, or who is in one, needs to know how to keep love alive over the long term.  But where is this knowledge, and how do we access it?  Science has entered the arena of the heart, a place once solely inhabited by poets, matchmakers, and priests. Research and data that analyzes physiology, psychology, and anthropology offers us evidence-based theories that hold great potential for our relationships.

From this lens, this talk will look at a number of provocative and interesting topics:

About Kerry Lusignan, MA, LMHC

Kerry Lusignan, MA, LMHC holds a Master's from the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist and is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is the Founder and Director of The Northampton Center For Couples Therapy, a group practice dedicated exclusively to evidence-based couples therapy and retreats, as well as providing classes and workshops on topics related to parenting, divorce, and all aspects of loving well. More information can be found about her and NCCT at