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Now her philosophy—the virtue
of selfishness
—helps readers
chart a path to true love.

"There is no other book on the market
[that I know of] that can compete with
the ideas presented here to help
you achieve a successful romantic life."

"..reading it I couldn't help but look back
on my past relationships and think 'I wish
I had this book then.'"

The Selfish Path to Romance:
How to Love with Passion and Reason

Co-authored by Drs.

Edwin A. Locke
and Ellen Kenner
(Ask Dr. Kenner a question
Paperback, $16.95
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ISBN: 978-0-9824117-5-9



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About this book
Too much of what most of us have learned about how to find and sustain love is misguided and ends in heartbreak. Lasting passionate romance is not the result of luck, chemistry, trial and error, or fleeting emotions. Rather, a successful romance can be yours when you are guided by rational principles, identify the causes of your emotions, and proactively and constantly work on nurturing your relationship. This is explored in depth in The Selfish Path to Romance. (more)  

About the Authors
Dr. Ellen Kenner (ask her a question now)   Dr. Edwin A. Locke
Ellen Kenner, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Rhode Island and host of the nationally-syndicated radio talk show, “The Rational . . . (more)   Edwin A. Locke, PhD, is an internationally known and widely published scholar in the field of industrial organizational psychology, with fifteen years of clinical experience . . . (more)

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A sexy wife and a good mom: Are these two roles incompatible?
Ah, the dream: Find your sexy man, settle down and start a family . . . and live in romantic bliss. That’s how it’s supposed to go. You didn’t foresee the hurdles you’d have to jump to enjoy motherhood and to keep your romance strong. Let’s look at some key obstacles--with the goal of finding some solutions so that you can enjoy being a mom, and not toss your romantic life into the diaper bin. (more)
Ten Secrets to Making Love Last
Because love is an emotion, many of us think that love will just carry romance along through its own momentum. This is a tragic misconception. Here’s why: love is an emotion, and emotions are . . . (more)
Is Love Unconditional or Does it Have to be Earned?
We’ve all heard that true love is “unconditional.” You should love someone just the way they are. But is that true? Let’s take a closer look at this advice in by peering into the lives of two different couples: . . . (more)
What Does Character Have to Do with Romance?
Cynthia was immediately attracted to Harry’s good looks, easy smile and charm. She thought, “This is the guy for me.” A few dates, and she was smitten. A few more dates and everything fell apart. Harry lied to her, had an affair with her best friend, and borrowed money from her, which he did not pay back. What went wrong? . . . (more)
Secrets Happy Couples Know About Selfishness
“My partner means the world to me. I would do anything for him. I want nothing for myself. I want only please him.”
When you first fall in love, the whole world seems to fade into the background. Your lover is center stage. When you’re apart, you intensely long for this person. You imagine being in one another’s arms. You plan wonderful events to surprise or please your partner. You feel complete.
Fast forward 5 years: “I wish he (or she) would give me a break!”
Now married to this same person, you no longer feel complete, you feel . . . (
Secrets Healthy Couples Use to Resolve Conflict
If you hear a couple say “We never fight,” do you raise an eyebrow? Do you assume one partner is a doormat and just gives in to the other, hence no fighting? Or do you think, “Maybe they fight silently, giving each other the cold shoulder for days (or weeks) on end, and never vent.” Perhaps you assume they are lying, pretending to you (and to themselves) that their relationship is “perfect.” . . . (more)
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In the video to the left Ellen Kenner and Edwin Locke, the co-authors of The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason, discuss the concept behind the book, which is inspired by the writings and philosophy of Ayn Rand.


The portrait of Ayn Rand is reproduced
with the permission of the artist, Robert Tracy,
who created the original oils-on-board work in 1999.
  © 2011 Dr. Edwin A. Locke  and Dr. Ellen Kenner  
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