The Demise of Love

The philosopher George Santayana famously said that those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to relive them. So when it comes to a failed relationship, it is worth our while to shed whatever light we can on our part in the failure. Surely it isn’t enough to just blame the other person, even if their faults are objectively egregious. But it is important to ask: how did I contribute to the demise of love? There are many factors to consider. Was part of the issue that I chose a person with whom I could not possibly succeed? Did I get involved too quickly out of neediness? Or did my early conditioning cause me to be leery of intimacy? Did I try to avoid the difficult issu

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