Can Love Last?

Can Love Last? : The Fate of Romance over Time

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Common wisdom has it that love is fragile, but leading psychoanalyst Stephen A. Mitchell argues that romance doesn't actually diminish 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,
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 15mm | 257g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393323730
  • 9780393323733
  • 110,381

About Stephen A. Mitchell

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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