The Psychology of Romantic Love: Romantic Love in an Anti-Romantic Age [NOOK Book]

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What love is, why love is born, why it sometimes grows, and why it sometimes dies.

Have you ever wondered how romantic love evolves? What the difference is between mature and immature love? What role sex plays in romantic love, and whether love necessarily implies sexual exclusivity? And, most important, how can we make love last? Originally published in 1980, this updated edition of The Psychology of Romantic Love explores the nature of ...
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The Psychology of Romantic Love: Romantic Love in an Anti-Romantic Age

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Overview

What love is, why love is born, why it sometimes grows, and why it sometimes dies.

Have you ever wondered how romantic love evolves? What the difference is between mature and immature love? What role sex plays in romantic love, and whether love necessarily implies sexual exclusivity? And, most important, how can we make love last? Originally published in 1980, this updated edition of The Psychology of Romantic Love explores the nature of romantic love on many levels-the philosophical, the historical, the sociological, and the physiological. Nathaniel Branden explains why so many people say that romantic love is just not possible in today's world and-drawing on his experience with thousands of couples-finds that such love is still a possibility for anyone who understands its essence and is willing to accept its challenges.

Branden sees it as a pathway not only to extraordinary joy but also to profound self-discovery. His vision of love is thoroughly appropriate to our time and grounded in our humanness.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101216149
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/31/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 444,451
  • File size: 246 KB

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. is a lecturer, a practicing psychotherapist, and the author of twenty books on the psychology of self-esteem, romantic love, and the life and thought of Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and has sold more than 4 million copies, and includes such titles as Taking Responsibility, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and My Years with Ayn Rand. Branden's name has become synonymous with the psychology of self-esteem, a field he pioneered more than thirty years ago.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xiii
Preface to the 2007 Edition     xvii
Introduction-1980     xxi
The Evolution of Romantic Love     1
The Roots of Romantic Love     47
Choice in Romantic Love     83
The Challenges of Romantic Love     107
Epilogue: A Final Word on Love     195
Bibliography     199
Index     201
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