Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time

Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time

by Stephen A. Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393323730

ISBN-13: 9780393323733

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A beautiful and brilliant reexamination of love and its perils."—Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe
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…  See more details below

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393323733
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
285,742
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword11
Introduction21
1.Safety and Adventure31
2.The Strange Loops of Sexuality58
3.Idealization, Fantasy, and Illusions93
4.Aggression and the Danger of Desire119
5.Guilt and Self-Pity145
6.Control and Commitment in Romantic Love172
Notes202
Index217

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