Why doesnt romantic love last?

April 3, 2007 10:18pm CST
fact: romantic love is a combination of inimacy and passion, but usually doesnt last because there is no commitment. as soon as the passion dies and the intimacy fades, the individuals no longer feel in live and go their separate ways.. what your reason why romantic love never last??
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@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
4 Apr 07
For my understanding is romantic love just a child love his toy; a person loves his sports car or a woman loves her beautiful dress etc. which would only last for a certain time then the love or attention would be shifted to something else. Because no one will ever focus on one thing and love that thing.
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Romatic love is a mith. When we first meet someone who stirs something inside us and soon becomes all we can think about the fact that it is a new relationship makes it all very exciting. You like them and they like you and you begin the road fo discovery. As sure as night follows day after we have been togeather for a period of time and there is very little we don't know about that person and have began to feel confotable in that relationship the spark begins to die. At that point if we do not have something else to take over we will do what you talk about. The thing you must have to keep a relationship alive is friendship. Love and frienship go hand in hand to make a marriage last. When the fantizy of the romantic love goes away it needs to be relaced by another kind of love or it will die. That love is based upon a true respect and caring for that person and blossums into a very personal and deep friendship. This then will keep that marriage alive.
• United States
4 Apr 07
Romantic love is for a world where there are forests full of unicorns and skies full of rainbows. A fantasy world. Realistic love rarely holds all the ideals we wish it did. Many, many couples live their lives together making compromises and altering their personalities to be more acceptable to their spouses. While this makes for marital harmony, it is not true to the self. Upshot - love is overrated to begin with, and no life decision should ever be made on the sole basis of love.