Relationships

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School of Life, Mar 27, 2018 - Interpersonal relations - 120 pages
Love has a history and we ride - sometimes rather helplessly - on its currents. Since around 1750, we have been living in a highly distinctive era in the history of love that we can call Romanticism. And it has been a disaster for love. Relationships challenges the assumptions of the Romantic view of love. It shows how to develop new attitudes that can lead to a psychologically mature vision of love:-a That it is ok that love and sex may not always belong together -a That discussing money early on, in a serious way, is not a betrayal of love -a That realising that we are rather flawed, and our partner is too, is of huge benefit to a couple -a That we will never find everything we need in another person, nor they in us -a That spending two hours discussing whether bathroom towels should be hung up or can be left on the floor has its own dignityFull of applied real-life examples, and enlivened throughout with humour and cultural anecdote, this innovative guide paves the way to a new, brighter future for love.

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