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Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time

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Common wisdom has it that love is fragile, but leading psychoanalyst Stephen A. Mitchell argues that romance doesn't actually diminish in long-term relationships—it becomes increasingly dangerous. What we regard as the transience of love is really risk management. Mitchell shows that love can endure, if only we become aware of our self-destructive efforts to protect ourselves from its risks. "Those who read this book will love more wisely because of it."—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon "[A] work on romance that is rich and multi-layered."—Publishers Weekly "Cheerful, open, and humane—you'd definitely have wanted him as your analyst."—Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review "[T]houghtful, compassionate, and profoundly optimistic."—JoAnn Gutin, Salon.com

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"A beautiful and brilliant reexamination of love and its perils."--Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe

Synopsis:

A fascinating look at the key components of romantic love--sex, idealization, aggression, self-pity, guilt, and commitment--argues that romance does not diminish in a long-term relationship, describes the barriers to lasting love, and offers helpful advice on how to promote an enduring love by eliminating self-destructive efforts to protect oneself from its risks. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

Stephen A. Mitchelldied in 2000 at the pinnacle of his career as a theorist and clinician. He is the author of Freud and Beyond.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393078480
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Love & Romance
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen A.
Author:
Stephen A. Mitchell
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology-Mood Disorders and Depression
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Marriage & Family
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
224

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mood Disorders and Depression
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton - English 9780393078480 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A beautiful and brilliant reexamination of love and its perils."--Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating look at the key components of romantic love--sex, idealization, aggression, self-pity, guilt, and commitment--argues that romance does not diminish in a long-term relationship, describes the barriers to lasting love, and offers helpful advice on how to promote an enduring love by eliminating self-destructive efforts to protect oneself from its risks. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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