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Expert Advisory: Relationship Expert at the University at Albany

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

Valentine's Day Special

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 17, 2007) - Emotions and relationships, women's issues and personal happiness covered by UAlbany's Valentine's Day Expert.

Relationships -- What are the ways to make marriages and relationships succeed? Mary Valentis, University at Albany professor of English, and husband John Valentis, who specializes in mental health issues, have co-authored a book that offers analytical solutions to relationship woes. Romantic Intelligence (New Harbinger, 2003) offers a simple framework, which helps people apply basic emotional skills in order to increase "romantic intelligence." By following the guidelines detailed in the book, individuals have a better understanding of what it takes to make relationships work.

The book offers practical ways to enhance your "romantic IQ," and improve your relationship skills. "Romantic Intelligence" is a set of attitudes and behaviors that work together to build successful partnerships. Valentis is also co-author of Brave New You: 12 Dynamic Strategies for Saying What You Want and Being Who Your Are; as well as Female Rage: Unlocking Its Secrets, Claiming Its Power. She can offer expert analysis in how to succeed in finding personal happiness, and how emotions can and should be used to enhance, rather than destroy relationships. She can also speak on women's issues, romantic love, trauma writing and popular culture. She can be reached for radio, television and print interviews, guest commentary and expert analysis.

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