The Essential Rules of Love: A Practical Guide to Creating a Harmonious, Healthy, and Happy Relationship
The Essential Rules of Love distills love and relationships into their component parts, including psychological, chemical, neuroscientific, and evolutionary factors from both a functional and pragmatic approach. Musical and literary references sprinkled throughout add a flavor not often seen in books of this genre.The book begins with an examination of what love really is-so we can keep it once we've found it. Each chapter explores the process of love and scrutinizes the basic influences on the development, creation, and maintenance of a strong, positive relationship. You'll learn the emotional and psychological benefits of having a loving partnership and learn to navigate the pitfalls surrounding sex. This book also provides easy-to-understand guidelines, concrete advice, and a road map on how to put the underlying philosophical, scientific, and psychological principles into action, crystallized into ten "Do's and Dont's" for quick reference. Finally, The Essential Rules of Love explores love and death and shows how and why the strength of a powerful bond survives death. It is hard to imagine love after the death of a partner or spouse, but the lessons in this book provide the blueprint on how to achieve such a strong union.