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The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

The Course of Love would be the perfect text book for a pre-marriage class. It uses the story of a couple’s relationship — from first meeting to first tryst to first child and beyond — to illustrate how our lives, particularly our childhoods, shape us. This shaping affects everything about us, but especially how we form relationships, what we expect from them and how we behave when we’re in them.

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Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein

In Travels with Epicurus, Daniel Klein asks whether, in our modern quest for success, we are skipping straight from a Peter-Pan style youth directly to old old age. He suggests that by doing this, we are denying ourselves important transitions through life stages. How can we accept our selves, the achievements of our lives, our human frailties and our mortality if we don’t allow ourselves the luxury of enjoying each age as we reach it? 

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