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Review 'The special gift of this book is to recognize and address the complexity of love, particularly how it relates to sexual desire over the lifespan. Of great value are Dr. Levine?s guidelines for staying in love. His two chapters about infidelity are clinically rich in detail with valuable insights into the role and meaning of extramarital involvements. Demystifying Love is one of the most thought provoking books for clinicians in recent years.' - Barry McCarthy,?author of Rekindling Desire and Professor of Psychology,?American University, USA 'An illuminating account of the multi-layered complexity of the elusive reality we call ?love.? Especially useful is Levine?s account of love as a process of connection-disconnection-reconnection as couples deal with the inevitable challenges of creating and maintaining psychological intimacy in the face of disappointment and the inevitable life changes that confront every couple.' - Robert Scuka, Executive Director, National Institute of Relationship Enhancement, and author of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue 'The strengths of this book lie in the simple, straightforward discussion of love concepts, allowing fairly easy reading for therapists or individuals wanting an overview of basic relationship principles...It would benefit those who want a quick, anecdotal overview of basic principles one practitioner found useful throughout his long career as a mental health professional.' - Ryan B. Seedall, MS, in Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy 'Levine brings to this study considerable experience as a couples therapist.? The book includes dozens of references to research and practice by leaders in the field and is intended specifically for practitioners working with couples.' - W.P. Anderson, emeritus, University of Missouri- Columbia in CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries '[...]There is a great deal of thought and experience packed into these pages, and the clinician grappling with both unfamiliar and all-too-familiar cases will find this little book worth skimming at first and then rereading.? Perhaps because the language is often concise and the ideas are telescoped, every page makes points that can stimulate clinical and personal reflection and peer discussion.' - Leonore Tiefer, PhD, New York University School of Medicine, in Psychiatric Times ? '...offers?a culmination of personal and professional experience with the semantics, expressiona and practice of love...There are definite gems in this book...' - Lin S. Myers, Ph. D., Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy Read more From the Author Although I have been quite pleased with my previous works, I have been most proud of this contribution because it is my 'mature' work.? I had to wait until I had many decades of experience to even dare to undertake the challenge of writing about love.? If I were to update it, I would only add topics.? I still find that what I had to say about love, intimacy, desire, and infidelity is what I currently would articulate.? I am pleased that so many therapists and patients have found the book helpful to them in their personal lives. Read more See all Editorial Reviews