Riemann, Fritz

Die Fähigkeit zu lieben

Mit einem Geleitwort von Hans Jellouschek
13. Auflage 2017. 139 Seiten.

(ISBN 978-3-497-02376-9) kt
€ [D] 14,90 / € [A] 15,40

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Fritz Riemann
The ability to love

With a preface by Hans Jellouschek

(Die Fähigkeit zu lieben)

11th edition 2013.
139 pages.
List price: € 13.90
(978-3-497-02376-9) ln


The ability to love is not something to be taken for granted. Throughout our whole lifetime, we have to learn how. The love that we received from our mother and father exerts a great influence: experiencing loving care, security, and respect for our individuality helps us later to bring trust, affection, a feeling of responsibility and also tolerance into relationships with our partners. If there are elements lacking in parental love, the child will not learn certain aspects of the aptitude for love, and then the experience of sexuality, the ability to establish contact and independence within a relationship, can atrophy.
Fritz Riemann analyzes the various types of love:
  • unconditional love, when needs are met selflessly
  • demanding love, that fights fear of loss by striving for power
  • whole love, that recognizes gender and gender roles
  • unattached love, that arises from lack of bonding and affection

He shows how these forms of love can affect sexuality, choice of partner and how one lives with others.


The author
Fritz Riemann was one of the founders of the Institute for Psychological Research and Psychotherapy in Munich (today the Akademie für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie). He is also an honorary member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis in New York. “Grundformen der Angst” (Basic forms of fear) is his best-known work.

Target groups
Lovers, those in love, and those who would like to be.

Rights sold to
Czech Republic, Georgia.