The Cure for Love
A novel about life's most sublime affliction
 
     
 

Michael Seabaugh's The Cure for Love  is available in paperback and e-book fromAmazon.com.


Reviews of The Cure for Love


Kirkus Review: "An intense psychological dissection of love."

"In Seabaugh's debut novel, a psychotherapist crosses an ethical line while working with a patient engaged to a volatile woman.

Dr. Jack Cochran isn't just an experienced psychotherapist; he's also the author of a best-selling self-help book, Winning at the Game of Love. But his success with love is only on paper; his marriage failed six years ago. Still, he remains hopeful of future possibilities and confident that he can help his many tormented patients. Then he starts treating Andrew, a genuine, empathetic guy with an unstable, damaged fiancee, a woman not unlike Jack's ex-wife. Jack is haunted by the many parallels between his and Andrew's stories; while Andrew presses on to save his relationship, Jack gave up on his. The doctor's unraveling emotions lead to a deceit that could cost him his career.

Seabaugh, a psychologist himself, devotes much of the story to analysis, philosophical debates and internal monologues about love: its intensity, its challenges, and its ability to heal and to wound... Readers interested in psychotherapy will appreciate the behind-the-desk point of view. Skeptics, meanwhile, will appreciate a secondary question that the plot brings forward: Is the mission of psychotherapy plausible? ...

Seabaugh is a skillful writer, and readers are likely to empathize with Jack's decisions, good and bad."

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Dr. Jennifer Freed, author of The Ultimate Personality Guide and Lessons from Stanley the Cat

"The Cure for Love is a mystery, a complex and compelling tale, and a revelatory read about the human heart. Dr. Michael Seabaugh writes elegantly and accessibly about the most essential journey of our lives, the quest for authentic connection."