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Library Journal★ 04/01/2014
As one who has endured the torture and survived, O'Shea, a popular Huffington Post blogger, says that obsessive, unrequited love isn't amour but rather an unhealthy obsession that's better left behind. Like a good friend she understands the woes involved but shows how better-than-life fantasies and unrealistic expectations can interfere with real relationships. She warns against stalking, setting oneself up for rejection, or using someone else to get over a lost flame. O'Shea also spends a chapter on unrequited platonic love—companionships in which one person is overly critical or chronically unavailable or puts their "friend" in uncomfortable positions. VERDICT The author has insight to the inner psyche that readers will appreciate and her book offers sound advice.