Why We Love the Way We Do

Why We Love the Way We Do

Preeti Shenoy

Language: English

Pages: 137

ISBN: 9385724185

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Is it possible to tell if it is love or lust? How important is sex in a relationship? Why do break-ups hurt so much? How often should you message a person you fancy? How do you tell if someone is too young or too old for you?
When it comes to relationships, these are the questions that most of us ponder. No matter how young or old we are, we are all looking for ways to make our relationships better. The best way to do that is to understand what makes us behave the way we do.
Why We Love the Way We Do is a collection of essays on relationships based on Preeti Shenoy’s hugely popular columns in a national daily, in which the bestselling novelist discusses some of those issues and questions that people in relationships, or those hoping to be in one, face. The topics range from those particular to our modern, technology-filled world: how to move from an online relationship to a real-life one, how to find and keep love online, whether casual sex is worth the effort; to those immortal issues such as how men and women communicate differently, how to deal with a broken heart and how jealousy ruins a relationship.
Filled with wonderful insights, sharp observations, humour and real-life examples, and written in her trademark lucid style, Preeti Shenoy brings to this book a perceptiveness about love and friendship that has made her the country’s highest-selling woman writer.

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thought enters your head and within seconds the whole world—or at least the people who follow you on social media—is privy to it. In the times we live in, the style of courtship and getting into a relationship with that special person has changed too. Most of us strive to get that unique connection which will transport us to a magical place where nothing matters but being with that special person. The movies and the books tell us that it is indeed possible, as do the photos of happy couples

gets reduced greatly when you use an online app, where nobody will even know whether you have tried to ‘get lucky’ or not. Users of this app will naturally put up only their best photos and embellish other details to sound smart, savvy and attractive. The emphasis here is on looking attractive enough to hook someone. As shallow as it may be, the ‘results’ are quick and instant. But, hooking up via apps such as these come with inherent dangers and one should take precautions, for instance,

and is upset about no longer being the breadwinner of the family. Another woman from the same village has lost her mother as well as her boyfriend and has moved back home to sell her mother’s cottage and soothe her ailing heart. She is crazily attracted to a guy in the village who is single and available but she doesn’t have the courage to confess what she feels. The pregnant woman is afraid to pick up the phone and call the father of her baby. She is even terrified of sending him an email. So

planning to sleep on my side again?’ he asks. ‘What your side? You didn’t read the fine print when you got married to me. You signed off all bed-occupancy rights,’ I retort and he chuckles. We have got used to each other’s sleep habits now. A cartoon by Cathy Thorne shows a couple together in bed, with one of them awake sitting up in bed and the other snoring happily, an air-conditioner in the background, and a caption that reads, ‘Couples should sleep together as early as

have come a long way since then and the same magazine now asserts that women enjoy sex as much as men and tells them to show guys where their G-spot is. In a survey, it was found that common women’s sexual fantasies included dominating a strong man begging for sexual release in the bedroom, being dominated by a guy who pins her down and has his way with her, teacher-student role play where she dresses up as a school girl and gets spanked, a no-strings attached one-night stand, and a threesome

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