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The School of Life's Lessons on Love

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Love is for life, not just for Valentine's Day
Love is very multi-faceted. It can make you the happiest person in the world, but it can also make you the most miserable. Love isn't easy. Sometimes things go wrong, but with the advent of Valentine's Day, The School of Life has some lessons on love that will help you through.

Located on Marchmont Street, The School of Life's classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life, and you'll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most. Taught by professional psychologists, you will be able to share your thoughts with twenty-four other curious and open-minded people, while getting involved in conversation and activities.

How Necessary is a Relationship?
14th February, 6.30pm-9.30pm, 35

If you're on your ownsome and feeling down, this class will tell you all the reasons why it is okay to be single. Just because we are not in a relationship, does that mean we cannot be happy? In this lecture, you will be posed questions such as whether relationships are worth it, do we need one for fulfilment, and would it sometimes be better for us to be on our own? There will be a discussion with arguments and counter arguments for and against.

Whether you're in or out of love, up or down with it, this class will trawl the wisdom of the ages to see what ideas philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature and art can offer each of us in deciding this question for ourselves.

How to Make Love Last
21st February, 6.30pm-9.30pm, 35

If you are in a relationship, you probably want it to stay that way. This class would be good for couples in need of advice.

Literature, film, music and indeed all the arts present us with endless romance stories of passionate, but ultimately doomed love. Does that mean we're all destined to break up? Is love all about lust, and after the spark is gone, relationships will end? Or is there a greater spiritual aspect to love that keeps people together? The class will look at a rich treasury of examples to discover the answers.

What Keeps Couples Together?
27th February, 6.40pm-9pm, 20.50

Divorce figures are at a record high these days, so what is that magic formula that keeps couples together? Drawing on research from sociologists, interviews, and surveys, this class will explore what type of glue is used to cement relationships and stop them breaking down.
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Why? Find the key to lasting relationships
When: 14th, 21st, & 27th Feb
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7833 1010
Where: The School of Life
Cost: 35 & 20.50
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