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What is the love that bonds people when they choose to get married and spend the rest of their lives together?
Why do people do this?
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A lowly human emotion which although has no real purpose in the wider sense of things, makes people feel strangely light and carefree.
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I don't believe love is the sole reason why people are able to spend their whole lives together.
It's vague and temporary
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A lowly human emotion which although has no real purpose in the wider sense of things, makes people feel strangely light and carefree.
So as it's temporary, why do people choose to marry?
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I don't believe love is the sole reason why people are able to spend their whole lives together.
It's vague and temporary
What does it take for people to spend their lives together and why do people choose to do this?
Is it because they don't want to be lonely?
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Doesn't exist, except in fairytales.
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Doesn't exist, except in fairytales.
So what's the point of marriage and long-term partners? children and finance?
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A lecturer once told me of her divorce, and how he met his current husband. Which was great, but she admitted that true love doesn't exist. We learn to tolerate our partner and to be more accepting of his/her flaws...
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So what's the point of marriage and long-term partners? children and finance?
A whole plethora of reasons, including the ones you've mentioned. True love typically isn't one of them in real life.
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A whole plethora of reasons, including the ones you've mentioned. True love typically isn't one of them in real life.
Sheesh. Now I am questioning why people marry and what's the point of all this?
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A lecturer once told me of her divorce, and how he met his current husband. Which was great, but she admitted that true love doesn't exist. We learn to tolerate our partner and to be more accepting of his/her flaws...
Interesting, why can't people just stay single then? And why do people choose to marry again and again after each failed marriage?
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Sheesh. Now I am questioning why people marry and what's the point of all this?
Because the multitude of other reasons why people marry are often far more substantial, important and long-lasting than true love.
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Because the multitude of other reasons why people marry are often far more substantial, important and long-lasting than true love.
like what?
If relationships are temporary what's the point?
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like what?
If relationships are temporary what's the point?
Human life is temporary, so what's the point?
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What is the love that bonds people when they choose to get married and spend the rest of their lives together?
Why do people do this?
Sometime you meet someone and this feeling of deep chemistry or whatever words it is that humans tend to put on abstract emotions ends up taking over the you and that special someone, and you feel a sense of being safe and wanted and happiness and completeness, and you want to spend your life with that person making them feel the way you do, and grow together and trust each other and love each other despite challenges and flaws, but you care so much you want to make it work; you see the world the same way and you understand each other, and they end up meaning so much to you, that's when you know they're "the one". That's what true love is to me, you could feel that towards more than one person in your entire lifetime, sometimes it happens at sight and sometimes it grows over a longer period of time.

People go searching for it sometimes, others find themselves with that person right before their eyes. Some tend to lose them and others end up holding on to them.
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"A willingness to overlook the flaws of others and hope they do the same for you."
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What does it take for people to spend their lives together and why do people choose to do this?
Is it because they don't want to be lonely?
Humans are innately social, we crave companionship. This is proven by the fact that the effects of social isolation is pretty devastating physically and mentally.
Even though a partner isn't the only way to achieve this, they do give us the advantage of creating a family (which is something we are built to do as an instinct).
People tend to stick together because they tolerate each other's bad parts, they enjoy each other's company, the dynamics of the marriage is successful, children are able to be raised securely.

This kind of relationship is a lot more stable than one that is only fuelled by love or lust. Cuz that stuff will wear off, decrease in intensity, maybe reappear etc... It's unreliable and just essentially a burst of neural activity.
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Sometime you meet someone and this feeling of deep chemistry or whatever words it is that humans tend to put on abstract emotions ends up taking over the you and that special someone, and you feel a sense of being safe and wanted and happiness and completeness, and you want to spend your life with that person making them feel the way you do, and grow together and trust each other and love each other despite challenges and flaws, but you care so much you want to make it work; you see the world the same way and you understand each other, and they end up meaning so much to you, that's when you know they're "the one". That's what true love is to me, you could feel that towards more than one person in your entire lifetime, sometimes it happens at sight and sometimes it grows over a longer period of time.

People go searching for it sometimes, others find themselves with that person right before their eyes. Some tend to lose them and others end up holding on to them.
I've never felt this before :/
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I've never felt this before :/
Some people feel it earlier in life, some people find it later, you're bound to feel it at some point or the other, just don't let it slip away and try just incase for it might be true and then you won't live the rest of your life in possible regret!

Don't worry bout it, you'll find some one who makes you feel that way one day, pomise
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Some people feel it earlier in life, some people find it later, you're bound to feel it at some point or the other, just don't let it slip away and try just incase for it might be true and then you won't live the rest of your life in possible regret!

Don't worry bout it, you'll find some one who makes you feel that way one day, pomise
is it part of human nature?
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