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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 "[A] work on romance that is rich and multi-layered."-- "Cheerful, open, and humane--you'd definitely have wanted him as your analyst."--Judith Shulevitz, Book Review "[T]houghtful, compassionate, and profoundly optimistic."--JoAnn Gutin, Salon.com

Review:

"By mixing the case study method, so common in self-help books, with scholarly insight, Mitchell creates a work on romance that is rich and multilayered, giving the individual stories more weight and the intellectual commentary more humanity." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]houghtful, compassionate and profoundly optimistic....Drawing on case histories...Mitchell builds a quirky, original and ultimately convincing case. His is emphatically not a glib, accessible self-help book, which makes summarizing his argument hard; everything is connected to everything else. Still, the overall freshness of the thought is unmistakable." JoAnn Gutin, Salon.com (read the entire Salon review)

Review:

"With this book...[Mitchell] has left us his brilliant insight and gentle guidance on matters of love and romance. Using both case studies and intelligent analyses, he shows us that love can endure. A perfect Valentine gift." Shelley Wu, Ph.D., About.com

Review:

"It will hold you, as it held me, in its thrall." Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts without a Thinker

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Common wisdom has it that love is fragile, but leading psychoanalyst Mitchell argues that romance doesn't actually diminish in long-term relationships--it becomes increasingly dangerous. Mitchell shows that love can endure, only if couples become aware of their self-destructive efforts to protect themselves from its risks.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323733
Foreword:
Black, Margaret
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Foreword by:
Black, Margaret
Foreword:
Black, Margaret
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Norton Professional Books
Series Volume:
di 1 ji
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.32x5.46x.65 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393323733 Reviews:
"Review" by , "By mixing the case study method, so common in self-help books, with scholarly insight, Mitchell creates a work on romance that is rich and multilayered, giving the individual stories more weight and the intellectual commentary more humanity."
"Review" by , "[T]houghtful, compassionate and profoundly optimistic....Drawing on case histories...Mitchell builds a quirky, original and ultimately convincing case. His is emphatically not a glib, accessible self-help book, which makes summarizing his argument hard; everything is connected to everything else. Still, the overall freshness of the thought is unmistakable." (read the entire Salon review)
"Review" by , "With this book...[Mitchell] has left us his brilliant insight and gentle guidance on matters of love and romance. Using both case studies and intelligent analyses, he shows us that love can endure. A perfect Valentine gift."
"Review" by , "It will hold you, as it held me, in its thrall."
"Synopsis" by , "A beautiful and brilliant reexamination of love and its perils."--Barbara Fisher,
"Synopsis" by , Common wisdom has it that love is fragile, but leading psychoanalyst Mitchell argues that romance doesn't actually diminish in long-term relationships--it becomes increasingly dangerous. Mitchell shows that love can endure, only if couples become aware of their self-destructive efforts to protect themselves from its risks.
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