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A fresh approach to matters of the heart, teaching us that success in love need never again be just a matter of luck. 

Love has a history and we ride - sometimes rather helplessly - on its currents. Since around 1750, we have been living in a highly distinctive era in the history of love that we can call Romanticism. And it has been a disaster for love. 

Relationships challenges the assumptions of the Romantic view of love. It shows how to develop new attitudes that can lead to a psychologically mature vision of love: 

  • That it is okay that love and sex may not always belong together 
  • That discussing money early on, in a serious way, is not a betrayal of love 
  • That realizing that we are rather flawed, and our partner is too, is of huge benefit to a couple 
  • That we will never find everything we need in another person, nor they in us 
  • That spending two hours discussing whether bathroom towels should be hung up or can be left on the floor has its own dignity 

Full of applied real-life examples, and enlivened throughout with humor and cultural anecdote, this innovative guide paves the way to a new, brighter future for love.

©2016 The School of Life (P)2021 The School of Life

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i will need to relisten to it more than once to understand the deepness.

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  • George Wilde
  • 09-13-21

I wish I'd read this years ago

A very insightful and refreshing overview of relationships. As someone who has only ever really known the "romantic" view of love, this book has helped me open my eyes to the possibility that view is flawed and there are other ways of seeing ones relationship.

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  • Shey
  • 08-28-21

Brilliant, awakening. Schhol of life Student.🤗

Thank you for enlightenment, in a time of
confusion
I both romantic and
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I think my relationship will survive. Well at least If my. beloved, gas the balance with me.
I will send this book as a gift in the hope my special one can choose what makes them happy. I can accept the outcome because this book has taught me a way forward. To be accepting 💗😊
Thank you School of Life.🤗

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  • Ms E A Pannell
  • 01-04-21

Really helpful

Listened straight through and then listened again. I found this easy to follow with well placed anecdotes and wry humour, but also incredibly helpful in understanding why having a successful and happy relationship can seem so hard. I should have listened to this 30 years ago!