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August 05th 2013:Insanely Happy: Why Good-Enough is Better than Great

Lori Gottlieb noticed in her private therapy practice that many people attributed their unhappiness to something external in their lives – their spouse or lack of a spouse, their boss, their income, their children. Over time, however, she came to believe that often, what was “wrong” in people’s lives was their perception of what daily life was actually about. The sociologist Barry Schwartz said that “expectations are disappointments in training,” and Gottlieb, also a journalist, decided to thoroughly research this concept as it applied to relationships and marriage. In her New York Times be

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Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is the New York Times bestselling author of MARRY HIM: THE CASE FOR SETTLING FOR SETTLING FOR MR. GOOD ENOUGH, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic, where her cover story, HOW TO LAND YOUR KID IN THERAPY: WHY OUR OBSESSION WITH OUR KIDS’ HAPPINESS MAY BE DOOMING THEM TO UNHAPPY ADULTHOODS, sparked a national conversation about happiness. She writes about the intersection of psychology and culture for publications including The New York Times, appears frequently as a guest on NPR, The Today Show and CNN, and is a parenting expert for Lifetime Moms. She has a private therapy practice in Los Angeles. You can visit her at www.lorigot
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