Relationships

The School of Life
Alain De Botton (Series Edited

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A fresh approach to matters of the heart, teaching us that success in love need never again be just a matter of luck.
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:

  • That it is OK that love and sex may not always belong together
  • That discussing money early on, in a serious way, is not a betrayal of love
  • That realizing that we are rather flawed, and our partner is too, is of huge benefit to a couple
  • That we will never find everything we need in another person, nor they in us
  • That spending two hours discussing whether bathroom towels should be hung up or can be left on the floor has its own dignity


Full of applied real-life examples, and enlivened throughout with humor and cultural anecdote, this innovative guide paves the way to a new, brighter future for love.

$38

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ISBN – 9780993538742
Publisher – Affirm Press
Format – Hardback
Dimensions – 193mm X 143mm
Categories – Brains and Well-Being

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