Hardback The course of love / Alain de Botton.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: UK : Hamish Hamilton,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241145470 (hbk.) :
What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next? Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning. From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them.
viii, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Excellent story charting the course of a couples relationship AFTER the happily ever after. de Botton is insightful into human nature, and our hopes and desires for love.