Societies where dating lasts

10-Apr-2016 19:46

People who are “in love” have obsessive thoughts about their partners – huge highs when things are good, deep lows when things are bad. What people who are “in love” often forget is that the passion that brings them together is often the very thing that drives them apart. Some people, like the ones in Helen Fisher’s brain chemistry studies, stay “in love” for an entire lifetime.

People “in love” say things like, “you just know when it’s right”, and believe that they found their true soulmates. And because of those few people, we all think that the only way to find happiness is to hold out for being “in love”. I recently read a thought-provoking book called “The Post-Birthday World” by Lionel Shriver.

My girlfriend of 2 1/2 years just put all our plans on hold, including buying a house together and getting married later this year.

When it comes to love, I might sit here and give advice every day, but there’s not a “right” and “wrong”.In 1974, as that engine created a stir in the USAs federal government, I began dreaming of changing the energy industry.In that same year, I had my cultural and mystical awakenings.These cultures valued milk for its nutritious properties.In the early 20th century, in industrialized societies, concern arose over the development of milk-borne diseases.

When it comes to love, I might sit here and give advice every day, but there’s not a “right” and “wrong”.

In 1974, as that engine created a stir in the USAs federal government, I began dreaming of changing the energy industry.

In that same year, I had my cultural and mystical awakenings.

These cultures valued milk for its nutritious properties.

In the early 20th century, in industrialized societies, concern arose over the development of milk-borne diseases.

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