(People's Daily Online) Chinese students sometimes have a hard time understanding love, and they feel embarrassed to talk about this topic with their parents. Regarding this case, universities are offering students a lesson on the subject of love.
In 2013, East China Normal University opened an elective course regarding marriage and love. The class was designed for 84 students but in the end, nearly 500 people registered. Zhengzhou Normal University and Tianjin University and Nanjing University have also opened similar courses, teaching students how to love.
University students usually spend less time learning about the psychology of love, which is a part of the course on their physical and mental health, said Xia Cuicui, an associate professor teaching about psychological counseling and services with Beijing Normal University.
The purpose of the love classes, said teachers interviewed, is not to train students to become love gurus, but help them understand more about love, human feelings, and relationships so that they are capable of dealing with issues in their own love life.
The courses help students build a positive attitude toward love and marriage, so that they behave better in a relationship, become better prepared for marriage life, and are more capable of running a happy family and living a higher-quality life.
Senior psychology teachers suggest parents calm down after finding that their children are about to start a relationship, communicate with them, give them advice and correct their unhealthy cognition about love and marriage.