Benjamin R. Karney

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Benjamin R. Karney, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at UCLA and is internationally acclaimed for his research and teaching on couples and relationships. He lives in Southern California. Visit

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Love Me Slender


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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My kids know this well: "We do hard things." (Cooler when you say it in Latin: Faciemus ligatorum.)

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. Summer jobs included: soft frozen yogurt purveyor, book boxer, and errand runner for a television producer. Otherwise, I have mostly been a social scientist in one for or another.

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. Batman the Animated Series.

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/4

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Being a professor is the best job in the world (if you have tenure).