Judith A. Reisman, PhD (The Structure & Function Of Erototoxic-Pornographic Sexual Media)
http://www.drjudithreisman.com/archives ... ure_f.html
Henry Makow Ph.D (Romance/Sex = Potent Mind Control)
http://www.henrymakow.com/sexlove_as_a_ ... rol_s.html
Wilhelm Reich (THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM, Contents I.4. The social function of sexual suppression)
With Romance it's like a roller roaster best experienced then read about so to speak. There was one part I found hear to be accurate talking from experiences and that is the idea "The woman has become a surrogate for his own soul. He has lost his soul by loving her, and now he thinks she is going to give it back". Something like this happened to me once. Jung has a interesting take on it which I would have to agree with. It can happen for men or women. My advice is make sure it does not happen to you and if it does learn quickly what is going on. I think the best lesson I have learned from romance is make sure before you invest in anyone that feelings a mutual because if they are not your in trouble. Compatibility, mutual feelings ...essential.
I did read the book from Reich. I believe you can find a wiki summary on that book, but I would not be able to offer a neutral distillation and would also not dare, having not studied sufficiently, I fear I would contribute with a wrong explanation.
For those seriously interested, it is worth a read, though it takes some time to digest.
I have placed these 3 links in connection since it shows how many areas this behavior interrelates with.