BOOK CORNER: ‘Love Symptoms’ shows readers how to successfully love someone

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By Marissa Wells

Contributing Writer

“Love Symptoms: Diagnosing and Curing the Common Illnesses in Love and Relationships,” by Van Brown, is an insightful new guide on how to love successfully.

“This is my love letter to humanity,” Brown said. After a series of broken relationships, I was haunted by the questions that I didn’t have the answers to. Questions such as: What is the truth about love?  How to give love? And how to receive love properly? And the discovery that I found inspired me to set people free from the pitfalls and misconceptions of love.”

It was important for Brown to create a book that would offer individuals and families guidance on how to have a successful outlook on how to live and love.

“When you don’t know the truth about something, abuse would automatically be the result; because I did not know the truth, I went through heartbreaking situations in my family and relationships,” Brown said. “It doesn’t matter how much you want to do something, if you don’t know the truth on how to do it, you would be paralyzed.”

“Love Symptoms” highlights various forms of love including familial, friendships, romantic relationships and more.

“One of the myths I want to debunk is that love is just relegated to romanticism,” Brown said. “I’m explaining in this book that there’s a consistent way to love your friends, business partners, parents, etc.; it’s an atmosphere, attitude and a principle for which you love and live by in order to have success.”

“Love Symptoms” is intended for persons wanting to learn how to love effectively.

“My greatest desires are that the readers would walk away with a healthy understanding on how love is given and received,” Brown said. “A clear understanding of rules of engagement in order to love, the importance of removing trauma to love effectively, that self-love comes first, the importance of heart posture and attitude, and love is a decision, not a feeling.”

In addition to being an author, Brown is a teacher and counselor who provides marital, individual and corporate counseling. He lives with his family in the Woodland Hills community of Los Angeles. For more information about the author and his work, visit

“Love Symptoms: Diagnosing and Curing the Common Illnesses in Love & Relationships” is available for $29.99 (paperback) and $42 (special edition hard cover) via and Amazon.


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