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I had this conversation with my girlfriend over the weekend. The question I want to put to the board is this. Does having 2 people who love each other very much guarantee a distance relationship will work? Is love ever not enough? I'll post my opinion as and when, want to see what you all think first.
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I had this conversation with my girlfriend over the weekend. The question I want to put to the board is this. Does having 2 people who love each other very much guarantee a distance relationship will work? Is love ever not enough? I'll post my opinion as and when, want to see what you all think first.
Love does not exist. It is simply an abstract idea which we are taught to accept.
Therefore, love will never be enough.
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I had this conversation with my girlfriend over the weekend. The question I want to put to the board is this. Does having 2 people who love each other very much guarantee a distance relationship will work? Is love ever not enough? I'll post my opinion as and when, want to see what you all think first.

I think that if you love each other enough, you can make it work but it depends on lots of factors, like how far away you are, how long it would be for, how long you have been together... i don't think that a relationship is ever guaranteed..you have to work at it..and be very trusting...and be good at talking on the phone!! and be prepared to comprimise in order to make you realtionship work..

is there a context or reason for you asking the question?
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Love does not exist. It is simply an abstract idea which we are taught to accept.
Therefore, love will never be enough.

of course love exists..you probably just haven't experienced it yet...
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Love does not exist. It is simply an abstract idea which we are taught to accept.
Therefore, love will never be enough.
You're saying no emotions exist then just because they're abstract? Just because it isn't tangible doesn't mean it can't exist.
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Love does not exist. It is simply an abstract idea which we are taught to accept.
Therefore, love will never be enough.
Of course Love exists. The fact that u've just said that proves that u just havn't expereiced it yet.
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of course love exists..you probably just haven't experienced it yet...
No I have not experience it as it does not exist.
What evidence do you have that it exists?
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Love does not exist. It is simply an abstract idea which we are taught to accept.
Therefore, love will never be enough.
What is it that makes people commit their lives to each other? What is it that makes people die for one another in some cases? An abstract theory?

Interesting comment though.
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is there a context or reason for you asking the question?
Yes. Me and my girlfriend talking through how hard we have been finding things of late.
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No I have not experience it as it does not exist.
What evidence do you have that it exists?
The fact that when u are with the love of ur life, you just know.
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Yes. Me and my girlfriend talking through how hard we have been finding things of late.

u r in manchester?

where is she?

how long have you been together?

what year of uni are you both in?
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What is it that makes people commit their lives to each other? What is it that makes people die for one another in some cases? An abstract theory?

Interesting comment though.
Its the sense of the need to belong. The need to conform. It is frowned upon if you are not in a relationship, or at the least if you say you have never been in love.

Again, what concrete evidence is there for the idea of love?
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The fact that when u are with the love of ur life, you just know.
Typical abstract response. What evidence is there?
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Its the sense of the need to belong. The need to conform. It is frowned upon if you are not in a relationship, or at the least if you say you have never been in love.

Again, what concrete evidence is there for the idea of love?
when u meet the love of ur life, you will know that love exists.
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Its the sense of the need to belong. The need to conform. It is frowned upon if you are not in a relationship, or at the least if you say you have never been in love.

Again, what concrete evidence is there for the idea of love?
And what evidence for it not existing?

I do not believe that just because you can not prove something, then it must be flawed. That is seriously dodgy reasoning.
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Typical abstract response. What evidence is there?
What about hate then? Do you believe in that?
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What about hate then? Do you believe in that?
No, not at all. It is a psychological feature which we are often taught to harbour. We are socially indoctrinated to hate, love...whatever?
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u r in manchester?

where is she?

how long have you been together?

what year of uni are you both in?
Yup I'm in Manchester. She is in Hertfordshire. We have been together 8 months officially, nearer 12 unofficially. I'm in my first year of uni, and she is in year 13. She is having a gap year in Far East Asia, then starting at Edinburgh in 2005.

It's horrible... because at best we will have the next 3 years to get through before being able to live together and that presumes I get a job in Edinburgh.
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And what evidence for it not existing?

I do not believe that just because you can not prove something, then it must be flawed. That is seriously dodgy reasoning.
You cannot flaw my argument by using my method?

There is no scientific or social evidence for the actual existance of "love".
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No, not at all. It is a psychological feature which we are often taught to harbour. We are socially indoctrinated to hate, love...whatever?
Or happiness. Sadness. Joy. Anger.

Take a puppy. If you pet it it will be happy, it will wag it's tail. If you kick it it will cower and hide. Are you saying he/she isn't happy or sad, but socially indoctrinated.

And that is a puppy...
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