Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time (Norton Professional Books (Paperback))

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 Pages: 224 in Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Common wisdom has it that love is fragile.. But leading psychoanalyst Stephen A. Mitchell argues that romance does not actually. older people rarely live with their adult children 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

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A fascinating look at the key components of romantic love--sex, idealization, aggression, self-pity, guilt, and commitment--argues that romance does not diminish in a long-term relationship, describes the barriers to lasting love, and offers helpful advice on how to promote an enduring love by eliminating self-destructive efforts to protect oneself

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Stephen A. Mitchell died in 2000 at the pinnacle of his career as a theorist and clinician. He is the author of Freud and Beyond.

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