Oops!: “The idea that romantic love lasts is complete nonsense, from the science.”

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“… We know from the science; that’s very clear. Passionate love—you’re probably lucky if you get twelve months out of it, maybe eighteen months if you’re really lucky.Then it turns to companionate love. But a lot of people still expect the passionate love to continue, and they think their marriages or their relationships are failures because they’re not feeling like they did when they first met. It’s just an absolute mess. We get ourselves into the mess by telling a one-size-fits-all story about the kinds of relationships that we ought to be having.”

“…couples who sleep in separate beds are happier and have longer-lasting marriages than couples who sleep in the same bed.”

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