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Loving in Flow: How the Happiest Couples Get and Stay That Way

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Loving in flow is about having someone you can count on to love you no matter how the moods of the day happen to fall. In Loving in Flow readers discover how couples can exist in a unique “zone,” when the bond between you feels timeless and irreplaceable. This book shows how real couples with real flaws and inadequacies can find this level of exceptional joy together. Loving in Flow is based on in-depth interviews with more than three dozen long-term couples who rate their relationships as top-of-the-line, all of whom have hit bottom or come close during their years together. Loving in Flow differs from other relationship books because it is based on positive psychology, on what works. Where research is mentioned, it’s fully cited in the back-of-the-book Notes. This book doesn’t offer a structured program. Rather, it is grounded in gritty and often amusing reality and is filled with insights and practical suggestions about navigating the transitions and crises of a relationship.

This course is based on the book, Loving in Flow: How the Happiest Couples Get and Stay That Way created by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.
Dr. Perry is a social psychologist, a widely respected relationship expert, and a bestselling author. She is the advice columnist for the Love Channel on AOL’s, the Midlife Marriage columnist for, the resident psychologist for a new online matching site (, launching November ’03), and a columnist for the bilingual relationship site PasionalOnline (launching shortly). She’s been featured on countless radio and TV programs, including Inside Edition and KCBS News, and has given workshops for numerous organizations. She is also the award-winning writer of more than 800 articles, essays, and advice columns. She has written for and been quoted as an expert in Us Weekly, Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Women’s Health and Fitness, YM, USA Today, Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and many others. She also teaches for Writer’s Digest Online Workshops.

Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to become familiar with the concepts of positive psychology as applied to intimate relationships
  2. to understand the normal stages men and women traverse during a long relationship
  3. to discover some of the ways successful couples deal with conflicts, crises, and change over time
  4. to learn how infidelity can be overcome and how couples can find lasting joy together


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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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