Haltzman in 2015
|Education||Brown University, Brown Medical School|
|Occupation||psychiatrist, relationship counselor, author|
|Known for||Author and researcher|
|Research||relationship patterns of husbands and wives|
Haltzman is the author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever (2006), The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less (2008), The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment (2009), and The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity (2013).
Haltzman’s interest in the nature of the married relationship grows from observations made over years of his providing individual and couple’s therapy. His research focuses on seeking out data to better help understand the relationship patterns of husbands and wives, and the techniques individuals use to advance the institution of marriage.
Haltzman is the son of Jay Haltzman, the President of the Paint-n-Paper stores in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the late Delores ("Dolly") Haltzman, the former President and Artistic Director of the Repertory Dance Theater and the Dolly Haltzman School of Dance in Allentown. He has two brothers (Mark, a trial attorney, and Jonathan) and a sister (Jennifer, the current President of the Repertory Dance Theater and Dolly Haltzman School of Dance). Haltzman's inquisitive mind was in evidence at an early age.
Haltzman graduated from Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and received his bachelor's degree in English and Biology from Brown University in 1982. He received his M.D. degree from Brown Medical School in 1985. He completed his chief residency and was a Fellow in Psychiatry at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Haltzman is the Medical Director of Northern Rhode Island Community Services, a mental health and substance-abuse treatment center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown Medical School. He also has an active private practice, with a focus on marriage counseling for individuals and couples. In addition, he is a presenter at the annual Smart Marriages Conference. Haltzman also spends one day of his week working with clients for SSTAR, a Drug and Alcohol / Mental Health Facility in Fall River MA.
Haltzman is the author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons, 2006,. The book outlines eight simple strategies to create a better marriage. Publishers Weekly reviewed the book and wrote that the suggestions "will no doubt prove helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage." Psychology Today wrote: "Lively and entertaining, this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights." And Library Journal commented: "Haltzman writes guy to guy, with anecdotes and humor. While it may be a challenge to get men to check out this book, it is highly recommended for all libraries." On Valentine's Day 2006, columnist John Tierney wrote a New York Times editorial echoing advice from Haltzman's book. After Tierney's editorial, The Secrets of Happily Married Men rose to Amazon.com's list of top 100 sellers in books. The book was also chosen by Time Magazine as one of the "Six Books for a Better You in 2006."
In January 2008 Haltzman came out with The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons, which he co-authored with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo. Ladies First magazine, reviewing the book, wrote "this delightful ... humorous and entertaining book is a must-read for savvy brides-to-be."
Haltzman followed that with the July 2009 release of The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons. Using the format of his prior two books, Haltzman published the findings of a survey of 1,266 individuals and determined the factors that led to families being happy. Library Journal's review stated: "An authoritative book on a timely subject for mental-health professionals and parents looking to strengthen familial bonds."
He is also the author of The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Publishers Weekly, in reviewing it, wrote: "This vital guide from marriage and infidelity expert Haltzman ... contains cogent advice for anyone in a troubled relationship."
Haltzman founded the websites www.secretsofmarriedmen.com and www.365Reasons.com.
In 2007 Haltzman was honored by the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties (Rhode Island) as one of 19 "Men who Make a Difference."
Haltzman married Susan (née Reynolds Hayum) Haltzman in 1988. They reside in Providence, Rhode Island. Their son is a trial attorney in Colorado and their daughter is a graduate student at Boston College.
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