F*ck Love

F*ck Love

One Shrink's Sensible Advice for Finding A Lasting Relationship

Book - 2017
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From the brilliant New York Times bestselling authors of the "refreshingly blunt" ( Harper's Bazaar ) F*ck Feelings --this seriously irreverent roadmap reveals the essentials to look for when you're done being suckered by the promise of true love and want help seeking a real, lasting relationship.

Many people have opinions on the subject of romantic relationships--why they're so hard to find, so difficult to maintain, so easily analogized to planets and pets--but the real source of trouble isn't too complicated: it's that we are choosing our partners based on love, excitement, lust, attraction, neediness...on feelings .

Instead of helping readers find true love (also known as "total bullshit"), Dr. Michael Bennett and his comedy-writing daughter Sarah reveal the practical, commonsense criteria for good partnerships that will allow real love to develop, even after the romance has died down or been buried completely. Finding a good partner involves losing preconceived notions about who your dream date might be, so the Bennetts helpfully appraise the pros and cons of eight traits people most commonly seek: charisma, beauty, chemistry, communication, sense of humor, family stability, intelligence, and wealth. They suggest you'll have better luck finding a partner in a bar, online, or on a date arranged by your chiropractor if you focus on ideas like mutual attraction and respect and common interests and common goals. With helpful quizzes, case studies inspired by Dr. Bennett's practice, and unscientific flow charts, F*ck Love is packed with enough advice and wisdom to help you avoid the relationship nightmares that led you to this book in the first place.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781501140563
Characteristics: xxv, 253 pages ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Sarah (Humorist),- Author
Alternative Title: Fuck love


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Oct 18, 2018

During my years in university, I worked in a large bookstore where the self-help aisle was permanently haunted by lost, wandering souls. It was a running joke on slow nights: the store could be empty, but the self-help aisle was always crammed. I never thought I'd become one of those self-helpers, but I guess one of the inevitable fallouts from growing older and somewhat wiser is that you start looking beyond yourself for answers. I'm a big boy now.

But this book? Interesting, and while I gleaned some good information from it, I don't think it's going to provide definitive answers to the riddles of my life. Still, it was a fun read and I'd recommend it to people looking for insight into their existing relationship (or lack thereof). This book would be especially helpful for someone who has read through the entire self-help aisle and not found what they're looking for. It's the other side of the coin, discouraging the outmoded concept of "love" and instead replacing it with things like stability and invested partnership.

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