The Myth Of Romantic Love

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“Where there is love there is life” stated Mahatma Gandhi which means without love people will be miserable and life would be miserable without love. In English class we read a chapter from The Road Less Traveled titled “The Myth of Romantic Love” by Dr. Scott Peck. The author stated some very appealing topics about the unrealistic ideas of real love. I believe that love can last a long time, but you need both spouses to function. We all love the stories of the prince and the princess getting married and having a family and living happily ever after. Unfortunately, these stories could be the root problem with many misconceived ideas of romantic love. Someone needs to tell people fairy tales are a big lie. We as peers and friends should …show more content…
Zelmyra (née George) Fisher who were married 86 years and 290 days. This couple very much so takes the idea “Till death due us part” to reality. That doesn’t mean they lived happily ever after, they most likely fought constantly, nonetheless they knew how much they loved each other. “The myth of romantic love is, in effect, that every young man in the world, there is a young woman ‘meant for him,’ and vice versa.” I believe that the author is completely right due to God giving us different vocations such as marriage, the single life, or even the Holy …show more content…
Real love is not when you both like the same song, color, or have the same friends. It’s not that you say you love each other it’s what you do and act day and day out to help each other evolve and to become a better people because of it. Romantic love only lasts a short period of time until you guys get back from your honeymoon so enjoy it while it lasts. Love is a strong term that can be easy to say most of the time, nevertheless it’s even harder to show your love everyday, but those who strive for it show their true love. In conclusion, the truth between the prince and the princess are completely false. Also that everyone has someone out there for them is false because God has a vocation for everyone. Separation is also a great therapy for troubled couples to give each other a sense of space and freedom. Finally, real love is not all romantic, it is the fight for each other every single day because of the strong love the couple has for each

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