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The Psychology of Love

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Essays discuss theories of love, types of love, the maintenance of love relationships, marriage, and lust.
Paperback, 383 pages
Published September 10th 1989 by Yale University Press (first published 1988)
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“I have studied love because it is my life’s most difficult problem. Although I have made progress, the “impossible dream” of a truly fulfilling mutual love remains a goal I have yet to achieve. Possibly you are not satisfied with your achievement in the pursuit of love. Erich Fromm warned that “there is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations and yet which fails so regularly as love.”
…When your efforts to find a satisfying job are frustr
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