C.S. Lewis on Longing

Articles on love (or relationship) addiction

Articles on longing and online dating

Articles on our brain on grief related to romantic heartbreak (click on the romantic break-up version)

Books related to longing

Hold Me Tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love by Dr. Sue Johnson

Attached: The new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find—and keep—love  by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Appetites by Caroline Knapp

Unrequited: The thinking woman’s guide to romantic obsession by Lisa Phillips

The Joy of Intimacy: A soulful guide to love, sexuality and marriage by Rabbi Mannis Friedman

The Craving Mind: From cigarettes to smartphones to love—why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits by Judson Brewer


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