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Lost & Found Lovers: Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances

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“True love — I mean gooey, kissy-face, rip-snorting love of the romantic type poets sang and wrote about long ago — does exist.” So wrote a man who rekindled a romance after 30 years, on a questionnaire created by psychologist Nancy Kalish, Ph.D., to study people who loved each other, parted, and then tried to renew their relationship years later.

Now, after two years of research and more than 1,000 respondents, she shares her findings about why rekindled romances work — and what to do if you’d like to try to rekindle yours. Included are intensely romantic accounts in the lovers’ own words, detailing happy endings despite decades of separation, geographical distance, and family or personal upheavals.

Ever wonder what might happen if you rediscovered that “special someone” who captured your heart way back when? The 1,001 people who participated in Dr. Nancy Kalish’s renowned Lost Love Project did exactly that — and they prove the timeless power of rekindled love.

This course is based on the book, Lost & Found Lovers: Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances created by Nancy Kalish, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Nancy Kalish, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy Kalish is professor of psychology at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches classes on life span development. She received her doctorate from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Kalish has been a member of the American Psychological Association for 30 years and is currently serving on the Media Watch Committee of Division 46, Media Psychology. Dr. Kalish's research has been reported by The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, USA Today, Time, Psychology Today, and Modern Maturity, among hundreds of other publications worldwide. Dear Abby devoted two columns, over the years, to Dr. Kalish's findings on lost love. She has appeared as a guest on National Public Radio, Oprah, Montel, Maury, 20/20, the BBC, and CNN.

Nancy Kalish, 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 identify the characteristics of typical lost love reunions
  2. to describe the unique considerations of rekindled romances
  3. to distinguish the myths of rekindled romances from the reality
  4. to gain an understanding of married clients who have lost love issues and be able to counsel them appropriately

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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