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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

Romantic Love as Path: Tensions Between Erotic Desire and Security Needs
Romantic love as path: Tensions between erotic desire and security needs
G. KennethBradford

Gamble everything for love if you're a true human being.

J.Rumi (Say I Am You, 1994)
If one's thoughts toward the DharmaWere of the same intensity as those toward love,One would become a Buddha In this very life.
—Sixth DalaiLama (cited in Stevens, Lust for Enlightenment, 1999)

Romantic love is one of the most emotionally charged, morally complex, and psychologically challenging issues of our time. More than almost anything, we long to be “in love” and to have our love relationships “work.” Romantic love promises a refuge from life's loneliness and the fulfillment of personal happiness through the dream that such love will, paraphrasing the immortal words ...

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