Nancy Kalish Ph.D.

Nancy Kalish, Ph.D.

Nancy Kalish, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of psychology at California State University, Sacramento. Kalish has been conducting research on reunited couples since 1993 and is the expert on rekindled romances and lost loves.

Her landmark study of 1001 people across 50 states and 42 countries, ages 18 to 89, who tried reunions with former sweethearts was reported in her book, Lost & Found Lovers:Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances (William Morrow Inc., 1997;, 2005; Kindle, 2011; iPad format, 2011). This is the only book published based on empirical research of reunited lost love couples.

Her second book, an ebook available at her website, and at in Kindle format, is The Lost Love Chronicles: Reunions and Memories of First Love. It includes the best lost love stories that were sent by readers of her first book, as well as some new research findings from her 2004-2005 survey of 1300 rekindled romance participants, ages 18 to 95, across 42 countries.

Her website,, features video and audio clips of her selected media interviews; articles; photos of reunited couples; and a popular members' forum to discuss personal experiences with rekindled romances.

Dr Nancy Kalish earned her doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She taught at Monmouth University and Loyola University before beginning her tenure at California State University.

The American Psychological Association lists Kalish as an expert for referrals to journalists on the topics of lost and rekindled love, teen romance, parenting, child custody, marriage and divorce, and media psychology. She has served as a member of APA's Media Watch Committee, Division 46, Media Psychology.

Nancy Kalish, Ph.D. was featured as the expert in a documentary produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (Love Interrupted, 2009) and traveled to Sydney, Australia, to participate in a lost love segment for 60 Minutes (Australia/New Zealand).

She has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Montel, CNN, NBC, National Public Radio's Weekend Edition and The Morning Edition, as well as being quoted as a relationship expert in magazines as diverse as Psychology Today, AARP, YM, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Health, and Playboy. Her research has generated newspaper articles as far-reaching as Japan, India, Israel, England, South Africa, and Brazil, from small, hometown publications to The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and The London Times; her research was featured twice in Dear Abby and on the front page of The Boston Globe.

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Sticky Bonds

Sticky Bonds is primarily oriented to Dr Kalish's many years of research and experience with couples who have tried reconnections after being apart for many years. It also features her broader expertise in areas such as media psychology, technology, lifespan development, positive psychology, and relationships in general, especially pertaining to the new millennium.

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