This Valentine's Day, Remember: Love Is A Verb
"If you could accept that your partner would never change, how would you feel about that?" (Alain de Botton, 2017)
The wonderful writer-philosopher Alain de Botton proposes that our notion of love is flawed – that we expect love to be like in the movies – romance, passion and excitement. But the movies only show us the process of falling in love – what next? Does romance and passion keep the dishes washed, the clothes ironed and the bills paid? What sustains good long-term relationships and keeps the love alive?