How to Love

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Da Capo Press, May 26, 2009 - Self-Help - 205 pages
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Dr. Gordon Livingston’s books have resonated with readers as universally and deeply as earlier books by M. Scott Peck, Rollo May, and Erich Fromm. Now, Gordon Livingston—a physician of the human heart, a philosopher of human psychology—offers an urgently needed meditation on who best (and who bestnot) to love—andhowbest to love. Dr. Livingston’s primary focus in this new book is on helping us to recognize in ourselves and in others constellations of character traits and what those traits imply both with regard to compatibility and future conduct. As in his previous books, here are Dr. Livingston’s trademark gifts—an unerring sense of what is important, and what Elizabeth Edwards has characterized as “his unapologetic directness and his embracing compassion”—again deployed to provide readers everywhere with a much-needed alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity.
 

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Contents

Dont blame the mirror for your
5
Fear is the prison of the heart
25
Always borrow from a pessimist he wont expect
34
No hell is private
51
The best of compasses does not point
61
trim the sails
64
than done
88
The Essential Virtues
95
Honesty
122
The most dangerous food to eat is
143
Love will make you forget time and time will make
152
Any landing you can walk away from is
158
Falling in love with love is falling
164
The trouble with parents is that by the time
173
Money cant buy happiness it can however
187
About the Author
205

Optimism
103
Loyalty
114

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About the author (2009)

Gordon Livingston, MD, is a psychiatrist and writer whose three previous books—Only Spring;Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart; andAnd Never Stop Dancing—have been published in more than 22 countries. He lives and works in Columbia, Maryland.

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