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Author Discusses Love, Relationships At Fairfield's Pequot Library

Author Karl Pillemer will discuss his book “30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage” Wednesday at the Pequot Library. Photo Credit: Contributed
Karl Pillemer, author of "30 Lessons for Loving," will speak at Pequot Library in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., author of “30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage,” will discuss his book Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Pequot Library in Fairfield as part of the Meet the Author series.

The program is free and open to the public. It will include a 30-40 minute author talk, followed by Q & A, book signing and refreshments.

“Couples of all ages will enjoy reading this book together and will profit from using this book as a guide as they develop as partners throughout the lifespan,” said Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College.

“30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage” shows the way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. The author, an internationally renowned gerontologist at Cornell University, offers sage advice from the oldest and wisest Americans on everything from finding a partner, to deciding to commit, to growing old together. Along the way, the book answers questions such as:

  • How do you know if the person you love is the right one?
  • What are the secrets for improving communication and reducing conflict?
  • What gets you through the major stresses of marriage, such as child-rearing, work, money issues and in-laws?

Pillemer is the director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Hazel E. Reed professor in the department of human development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He is also a professor of gerontology in medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. His major interests center on human development over the life course, with a special emphasis on family and social relationships in middle age and beyond. He has a strong theoretical and empirical interest in life course transitions and the effects they have on family relationships.

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The Pequot Library is located at 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.

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