Love, or something like it.



Family Development over the Life Cycle — one of my classes this semester has a lot to say about relationships and love. It’s so interesting and sad to me all at the same time. While most people are still getting married these days, divorce is the more likely endpoint to marriage, rather than the death of a partner. Also, cohabitation is now a stage of courtship. Love, according to my professor and textbook, is reduced down to a physiological and chemical reaction. If love is simply a chemical reaction, it’s easy to see why commitments are so easily broken and so many marriages end in divorce. When the reaction is gone, the love is gone and naturally you go looking for new love and a new reaction that feels good. How sad and empty. 

To Be Continued…


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