Why, then, does the sizzle so often fizzle, especially in committed relationships? More importantly, what forces compel humans to actively douse romantic flames in favor of more "stable" love? Mitchell's probings of these and other questions take him on a fascinating journey through times and topics historical as well as contemporary. From Plato to Freud, Homer to Kris Kristofferson, Mitchell weaves history, philosophy, literature, and (of course) psychology into a surprisingly sensible pattern. Yes, a few loud threads stand out, including his well-supported theory that "stable" love is actually much riskier than romance. But over all, differing theories on love and desire, stability and adventure, or surrender and control find more parallels than crossroads under Mitchell's tender care, making this book an intellectual gift to the masses. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He builds his arguments carefully using a combination of prior work and original thinking derived from his practice and patients.
If romantic love exists at all in a long-term relationship, most of the time it does so in spite of other key factors that hold the couple together.
This book is full of intellectually challenging and stimulating information on the topic, yet it is very accessible to the non-expert.
Fabulous book. How can domesticity and romantic/erotic life co-exist? Mitchell tells why it is
not an easy journey but can be done if one is aware and the partner is also. Read more
For thinkers like me, this exploration of the heart is another important trail to choose at the fork in the woods. It's worth the walk through the mind to get to the heart.Published 10 months ago by GretaCargo
Mitchell writes clearly and intuitively about some of the big questions surrounding the issues of relationships. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jacob Ganz
Revolutionary book about love. There really is nothing out there quite like this. Recommend it to anyone that wants to view true love the correct way.Published 17 months ago by fdsa
This is an outstanding book on the psychological impediments to lasting intimate relationships which stem from our immature reactions as intimacy inevitably arouses our deepest,... Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by RD
For those of us who are interested in the deeper layers of romance and desire, this is an excellent book. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Diane DeArmond
Excellent book. Brings to light the psychology that lies in a relationship. You will understand what may have went wrong in past relationships and learn to love with a greater... Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by mthintel3
This book traces, through a variety of case studies from counseling clients, issues relating to love and attachment, and tries to answer, through this path, whether love can last. Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by M. Hyman
Can Love Last: The Fate of Romance Over Time
By Steven P. Mitchell, PhD.
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