One of our most admired and loved psychologists turns her attention to the essence of the good relationship, and why we need enemies as well as friends.
The desire for friendship is fundamental to everyone - without friendship no amount of wealth, fame, power or achievement will bring us happiness. Yet, if human beings crave good relationships, they also need bad ones. In imagining we have enemies we at least have the comfort of knowing that someone, somewhere is thinking of us.
By delving into what it is that makes us hate as well as what makes us love, Dorothy Rowe addresses fundamental issues of human behaviour, and shows not only what friendship is but how it can be learned as a skill.