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Many Faces of Love

  • This book provides a comprehensive analysis of love in human life: romantic love, divorce, and the skewed versions of love, love in education, work, and various phases of life, and in relation to other phenomena, such as friendship, play, and creativity.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Love along the Course of Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Sweet Poison of Love in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 3-17
    3. Who is the One? The Difficulty in Selecting the Partner

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 19-39
    4. Silence is not Golden

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 41-51
    5. Seven Rules on Having Marriage along with Work

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 53-62
    6. Love does not Retire—Not even after a Half Century of Marriage

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 63-81
  3. Love and Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Parental Love—Irreplaceable for Children’s Well-Being

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 85-92
    3. Pedagogical Love and Good Teacherhood

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 93-101
    4. The Ability to Love – a Virtue-Based Approach

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 103-117
  4. Love in Relation to other Phenomena

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. Love and Creativity—Paradoxal but Important Human Virtues

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 129-138
    3. Love for work as the Way Toward Well-Being

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 139-143
  5. Skewed and Crumbled Love

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. When Love Drives you off the Trails

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 147-158
    3. An Intimate Relationship in the Shadow of Narcissism

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 159-172
    4. The Anatomy of a Divorce

      • Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 173-194
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 195-233

About this book

What do we actually talk about when we talk about love? Research on love and emotions has been met with suspicion although people live in a network of relationships from birth to death, and the ability to build and maintain relationships is an important strength. This book provides a comprehensive research-based analysis of love in human life: romantic love and its ups and downs, and the fascination of love, the combination of work and family, the secrets of a long-lasting marriage, senior love, and the throes and relief of a divorce. Love is also discussed in relation to other phenomena, such as friendship, play, and creativity. In addition, themes of parental love and pedagogical love, and the ability to love, as well as dark sides of love are introduced. Love is worth cherishing and practicing. Other people’s experiences may be helpful, and information about the nature of love can relieve the pain. Thus, love, in its various forms, makes the best health insurance! This book is meant for everyone interested in love but also for professionals in various fields, such as psychologists, educators, and couple and family counselors. The book is based on authors Prof. Kaarina Määttä’s and Dr. Satu Uusiautti’s extensive research on love at the University of Lapland, Finland.

Keywords

  • divorce
  • marriage
  • partner selection
  • psychology of love
  • love

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Lapland, Finland

    Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Many Faces of Love

  • Editors: Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-206-8

  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6209-206-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 234

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

eBook USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6209-206-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout