Is It Possible to Optimize Our Most Intimate Relationships?

This week, we're sharing an excerpt from The Arc, the new novel by Tory Henwood Hoen.

Rachel Vanderbilt, PhD
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Hi listeners! I'm on maternity leave right now, but I wanted to share an excerpt from an upcoming romance novel that I think you might really enjoy.

It's called The Arc, and it's by Tory Hendwood Hoen. The Arc is a smart, high-concept love story that asks: is it possible to optimize our most intimate relationships?

I won't spoil much more of the plot, but if you find yourself frustrated with online dating, or curious about how technology can change our romantic relationships, this is the novel for you.

If you like the excerpt, you can find The Arc at your local bookstore, Amazon, or wherever you buy your books.

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About the Author

Rachel Vanderbilt, PhD

Dr. Rachel Vanderbilt is the host of the Relationship Doctor podcast. She is a relationship scientist whose research examines how we communicate in our romantic relationships. Specifically, she studies how we communicate in our romantic relationships as we age and our relationships mature, particularly during conflicts that are difficult to resolve. She believes that we can all benefit from evidence-based recommendations about how to have healthy and happy relationships.

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