Do you remember the play Romeo and Juliet’s attitude that towards love changes dramatically? Both of the characters at the end of the play are willing to die for each other in the name of love. It’s love in the story of Shakespeare.
How about love in the real life nowadays in compare to earlier times?
Take a look at love at love in the world today where divorce is so common and where many children are raised in single parent households.
A world reflected in print and on TV with numerous famous couples ending long term relationships. They may be celebrities with different lifestyles, but they experience the same love challenges as everyone else such as vulnerability, lust, loyalty, monogamy, insecurity, fear, betrayal, addiction and physical appeal.
The journey of life is all about love from which we discover who we are and who we are not in order to realize the fullest potential of the special gifts us each have to share with the world.
Love is but a game and the winners are those who give and receive love unconditionally without fear.
Freedom Of Choice
In today’s society women have more options and more equality. Women can support themselves and be mothers without having to have a husband or partner.
In years past, women had little choice than to be full time housewives, dependent on a husband for financial support. The result was that many couples stayed together very unhappily following the dictation of society.
If a woman had a child outside of marriage, it was considered wrong. Same sex love affairs and inter-racial relationships were forbidden and punished.
Today there is greater freedom and acceptance than ever before to express love openly, to no longer remain in a miserable relationship, to love as a single parent and to choose to live outside of a paper marriage without societies approval or not.
To Marry or Not To Marry
Marriage itself is a misunderstood word. Marriage is actually the relationship itself, not a piece of paper. It is a commitment between two hearts and minds, for better and for worse. No amount of paperwork will prove or guarantee a lasting relationship.
Many couples have chosen let go of the archaic institution of a traditional paper marriage and prefer instead to live together. Many of these relationships in fact outlive the paper ones.
Living together keeps love, romance and trust, young, alive and exciting. But why? Because it is easier to walk out the door living together than it is to go through a paper divorce and it is much harder for couples to take each other for granted.
Linh, Relationship Games