Love is the most "natural" thing in the world. Yet we make and break relationships routinely, often without understanding why. Unravelling the desire for rewarding relationships, we must start with ourselves. Stephanie Dowrick offers a penetrating insight into how we can feel crowded in a relationship and yet miserable when alone. She reveals the underlying basis of many paradoxes of human relationships. Dowrick invites us to understand the choices we have already made, while also exploring new possibilities. Love, as she shows, is what opens us to others but it is the one thing that also helps us discover the very best in ourselves.