February 6, 2011

Dr. Gordon Livingston 8-9 PM

website: www.gordonlivingston.com.

Book: How to Love

Gordon Livingston, M.D., is a psychiatrist and writer whose three previous books—Only Spring; Too Soon Told, Too Late Smart; and And Never Stop Dancing—have been published in more than twenty-two countries. His current book, How to Love, summarizes how we should choose our partners and the types of hurtful personalities and behaviors to avoid.

Topics likely to be discussed  (time permitting):

  • What qualities should we look for in a potential mate?
  • Which one do you consider to be most important, or does it vary from person to person, relationship to relationship?
  • What qualities do many people look for instead?
  • What hurtful personalities and behaviors should we be sure to avoid?
  • What qualities should we try to develop in ourselves to make us more lovable?
  • Once you find it, what’s the secret to keeping love alive?
  • You say in your book that we’re defined by those with whom we spend our time. What do you mean by that?
  • What do you mean by “the first duty of love is to listen?”
  • How important is flexibility in a relationship?
  • What role does humor play in a healthy relationship?
  • Why do you think courage is so essential in a relationship, and isn’t it a hard thing to predict if your partner’s courage has not yet been tested in any significant way?
  • You say that honesty is important to a relationship, and who’d disagree. But what about little white lies? Are they ever appropriate?
  • You knew Elizabeth Edwards. What great qualities did she embody?
  • How did your previous books lay a foundation for this one?
  • What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Related links for tonight’s show:

Marriage (wiki article)

Marriage (the full scoop at about.com)

Marriage rights and benefits (legal info)

Quotations about Marriage

Funny quotes about Marriage

Quotes about love


Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz 9-10 PM

website: www.SimpleThingsMatter.com, www.simplethingsmatter.com/media

Book: Building a Love that Lasts:  The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage

As America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award–winning authors, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With 28 years of research on love and successful marriage across six continents of the world and their own 44–year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.  Their latest best-selling book, Building a Love That Lasts, provides more surprising insights on creating successful relationships.

Topics likely to be discussed  (time permitting):

  • I understand that you have done 28 years of research about successful marriage on six continents of the world. Can you tell us a little bit about your work?
  • How did you get interested in interviewing all those thousands of couples?
  • Are successful marriages the same around the world?
  • What are the three most important things you learned that can help couples understand what it takes to have lasting love for a lifetime?
  • What can a couple do to improve their chances of having a happy marriage?
  • What are some examples of the simple things?
  • After interviewing thousands of happily married couples around the world, are there things that they NEVER  say to each other?
  • What can a couple do to improve their chances of having a happy marriage?
  • In these tough economic times are there things couples can do for Valentine’s Day that don’t cost money?
  • Can a marriage recover from infidelity?
  • We see so many young couples planning every detail of their wedding, but forgetting to plan for the rest of their lives together. How can they learn how to “get it right the first time around?”
  • Why does trust and faithfulness matter in marriage?
  • What are the benefits of marriage?
  • Why is having time alone so important to a successful relationship?
  • What is the impact of children on a marriage?

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