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Book Review: Love Science by Surajit Roy

Love Science by Surajit Roy explains the psychology of attraction. Attraction means falling in love, feeling infatuation towards someone, having a healthy relationship among spouses. This book is a short read but its intensity and level of analysis is at par with some really good book of psychology of human heart.

Without wasting time, let’s discuss its USP and key takeaways. The book is build on five topics – The Foundation of Love, Evolution of Love in Different Age Groups, The Signs of an Extramarital Affair, The Biochemistry of Love, Everyday Realization of Love, When Love Goes Amiss.

First topic takes us to those aspects that keep the love going smooth. We all, at some point of time, look for stability in our love relationship with our partner. But what’s that stability in love? Love is not a simple emotion – it goes through a wheel of crest and trough before it comes to any realization. The author tries to explore those elements that control and modify our love equation. Hence, the first section repeatedly posits that without trust, respect, and sense of security love cannot move. It will be fake at its semblance.

Other than the above said elements, it is equally important to maintain independence in love. Too much bumping into one another leads to clashes of ego and loss of self-image. In between there are questions that can re-instate your take on falling in love. The book provides many snatches of questions that one can ask if found in dilemma.

Moving on to next topics, the book also takes into account reasons that fail love relationship. For instance, why people go for extra marital affair or what are the negative effects of lack of intimacy…and so on.

Each subtopic is preceded by a Hindi song, it depicts that the book caters to the psychological needs of Indian readers. Mr Roy kept the information lucid and simple, he didn’t cramp all in one.

The book takes a firm stance on love psychology yet it insists many a time that love cannot be defined in a fixed way. It is different for all...basically depends on their emotional experience of the same. Putting it broadly, the book needs attention reading. In its limited pages, it presents a sort of research but one needs to grasp it patiently to leverage the most out of it. Not necessarily that the book need to be read in an order, you can pick up your topic from the table of content.

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