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The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need by Paul Pearsall

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Love Lies and Why We Believe Them
To love, be lovable.
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PROPOSITIONS ABOUT LOVE

1. You have to learn to love others before you can love yourself.
2. True love is not emotional; it’s volitional.
3. Enduring love is conditional, not unconditional.
4. Healthy love is a matter of being the right partner, not finding the right person.
5. Lasting love is based on mutual delusion.

MISMANAGED UNIONS

Would you like to be in the top 10 percent of the happiest people in the world, enhance your own physical and mental health, and add an average of four years to the length of your children’s lives? If so, consider entering into a close, mutually nurturing, tolerantly delusional, equitable, mutually dependent companionship with your best friend. ...

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