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A simple and concise guidebook to learning about your patterns of behavior when it comes to love relationships.

It was obvious that Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life was written by a researcher. The book begins by explaining what book will cover. Then the book discusses those points, one by one. Finally, the conclusion recaps the information, exactly as if it were a research paper. 


While I personally felt that the section on what will be covered in the book was unnecessary, the rest of the book was well-presented. Appropriate citations were included throughout the book to reinforce the main points. The author also used his own love story to make the message personal. When I finished the book, I felt like I had attended a “love relationship class”, which I believe was the author’s intent all along.


So what did Dr. Jordan have to say about love relationships? In a nutshell, our relationship choices are often based on the types of relationships we had in our family of origin. For example, it’s likely that a person who was abused as a child, will find a way to become an abuser or take on the role of victim in his or her romantic relationships.


This recreation of past hurts isn’t really a new concept. However, Dr. Jordan takes the idea a step further and proposes that once we realize this, we can change it. The types of unhealthy relationships are discussed as are their healthy counterparts. Additionally, there are questions to help you determine what types of interactions you are repeating so that you can work towards finding healthy and whole love relationships. 


The material is simply and clearly presented in terms that everyone can understand. In conclusion, I feel that Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life by Thomas Jordan, Ph.D is a book that should be read by those in a relationship, those looking for a relationship, and those who have ended a relationship.

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About the author

Dr. Thomas Jordan is a New York City clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, NYU faculty, founder of LoveLifeLearningCenter.com, and author of Learn to Love, Healthy Love Relationship, and Individuation in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Jordan specializes in the treatment of unhealthy love lives. view profile

Published on December 08, 2019

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Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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