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.