Unique, compelling, and at times ridiculous insights and lessons from the realm of romance.
Why is dating so hard? Has Disney screwed us up? How many times have you entered into a new relationship immediately convinced that this person was once “the one”? At last, you’ve met the partner who will “complete you,” make you’re feeling like all those previous terrible relationships were in some way worth it, and in any case complete your fantasy rom-com happy ending―your inner Jennifer Aniston already squealing with delight. How many times has that relationship unexpectedly veered off course, leaving your heart the victim of yet another romantic fatality?
In her first book, Love and . . . , Jen Kim turns to science to make sense of why, after three decades, she hasn’t been able to find lasting love. She puts a lens to the destructive pathology of her relationships, including her current long-term relationship with a partner who “just isn’t ready” for the next level . . . and, honestly, may never be. Will they or won’t they end up together? You’ll learn the prognosis by the final page.
Love and . . . is a relationship self-help book that doesn’t want you to change, mostly because a) it’s truly hard to change, and b) you almost certainly don’t need to. Kim specializes in the science and psychology at the back of why we behave the way we do, reserving judgement for no one, but herself.