These 5 nonfiction books will help you to understand the science of love.
1. Anatomy of Love by Helen Fisher
“This is a cutting-edge tour de force that traces human family life from its origins in Africa over 20 million years ago to the Internet dating sites and bedrooms of today.”
2. Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin
“A complete insider’s guide to understanding your partner’s brain and enjoying a romantic relationship built on love and trust. Synthesizing research findings on how and why love lasts drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this book presents ten guiding principles that can improve any relationship.”
3. From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love by Marisa T. Cohen, Ph.D.
“Do you want to understand the science behind finding a mate, maintaining long-lasting relationships, or even what makes some relationships doomed to fail? Help your relationships grow and flourish, and have a few hearty laughs along the way.”
4. Attached by Amir Levine
“In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love.”
5. Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
“A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you (think you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and family.”