50 Great Articles and Essays about Love and RelationshipsEssays and short articles about love and life, relationships, dating and friendship
Love and Life
Masters of Love by Emily Esfahani SmithScience says lasting relationships come down to — you guessed it —kindness and generosity
This is Emo by Chuck KlostermanNo woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay, because I will never satisfy a woman, eithe
How to Pick Your Life Partner by Tim UrbanTo a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this... (part 2 is here)
My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever by Joe Berkowitz and Joanna NeborskySometimes when a radiant single lady comes floating along the sidewalk like a dream, I think about stopping her. But I never would...
True Love by Haruki MurakamiOn seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful april morning
It's Not Them, It's You by Jen DollThe plight of the single lady
Liking Is for Cowards by Jonathan FranzenDo I need to point out that - absent some wild, anthropomorphizing projection in which my BlackBerry felt sad about the waning of my love for it - our relationship was entirely one-sided? Let me point it out anyway
12 Revelations About Sex by Alain de BottonIn order to transcend the discomfort that sex typically stirs, you may need to radically rethink desire, marriage, fidelity, and much more
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In Relationships, Be Deliberate by Emily Esfahani Smith and Galena RhoadesFor milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success
Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? by Lori GottliebThe very qualities that lead to greater emotional satisfaction in equal marriages may be having an unexpectedly negative impact on these couples' sex lives
Size Matters by Adam GopnikWhy short men make better husbands
Farting in Love by Tracy Clark-FloryIt's a dreaded but inevitable stage in every relationship: Admitting the basic fact of our human digestive tracts
I Think You're Fat by A. J. JacobsExperiments in radical honesty
Dating Online by Emily WittThis was not a way to live. A man would go to a bar alone, I told myself. So I went to a bar alone
Love Me Tinder by Emily WittUntil recently, hookup apps were straightforward but sleazy. Then along came Tinder...
Tinder and the Dawn of the "Dating Apocalypse" by Nancy Jo SalesAs romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren't liking what they see
Looking for Someone by Nick PaumgartenSex, love, and loneliness on the Internet
A Million First Dates by Dan SlaterHow online romance is threatening monogamy
Mormons, Orthodox Jews and the Dating Crisis by Jon BirgerBelieve it or not, the rise in Mormon breast implants and $100,000 Jewish dowries can explain why you're alone on Friday night(!!)
Dating by Numbers by Kevin PoulsenHow a math genius hacked OkCupid to find true love
Why We Cheat by Lisa TaddeoThat's what I want to know. If you're going to wreck some other person's world, what's the good thing you're going to get?
The Cuckold by James HarmsThe top of her head is the first thing to come into view, then her face, her face. Her face had a look that I understood before I fully realized I was understanding it
Is Pornography Adultery? by Ross DouthatNothing in the long history of erotica compares with the way millions of Americans experience porn today, and our moral intuitions are struggling to catch up
How Friendships Change in Adulthood by Julie BeckWe need to catch up soon!
Friends of a Certain Age by Alex WilliamsWhy Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?
A Guide to Friendship, Schmoozing, and Social Advancement by Glenn O'BrienFinding the best others we can is part of the natural-selection mechanism, and it's far safer than rock climbing
Are Your Friends Making You Fat? by Clive ThompsonCould behaviour be contagious?
The Man Date by Jennifer 8. LeeThe delicate posturing began with the phone call....
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The Psychology of Love
Love by Lauren SlaterScientists say that the brain chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness—which gives new meaning to ‘madly in love'
The Biology of Attraction by Helen E. FisherA comprehensive review of the biological underpinnings of sexual behaviour, from flirting and courtship to infidelity and break-ups
Love Is Like Cocaine by Helen FisherFrom ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict
There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love by Emily Esfahani SmithAre emotions no more than "micro-moments of positivity resonance?
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Men, Women, Sex And Darwin by Natalie AngierA critical look at the widely held belief that all men want to play the field, while women are programmed for monogamy
Safe-Sex Lies by Meghan DaumI've gone into more than a few relationships with the safest of intentions and discarded them soon after, and my hunch is that I'm not the only one…
Why My Wife Won't Sleep With Me by Sean ElderConfessions of a dependent male
Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love by Lauren SlaterA personal account of the difficulties of maintaining a relationship when the sex has dried up
Women Who Want to Want by Daniel BergnerMore than by any other sexual problem — the elusiveness of orgasm, say, or pain during sex — women feel plagued by low desire...
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Kids These Days
No Labels, No Drama, Right? by Jordana NarinEvery time his name popped up on my phone, my heart raced. Still, we were never more than semiaffiliated...
Why Developing Serious Relationships in Your 20s Matters by Elizabeth SpiersAre you in your twenties? Have you been told that now is your time to build your own life and not worry about things like settling down and having children?
Like. Flirt. Ghost. by Mary H. K. ChoiA Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens
Friends Without Benefits by Nancy Jo SalesHow dating apps, social media and porn are reshaping tennager's lives
Boys on the Side by Hanna RosinIs the hookup culture an engine of female progress?
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Why We Love by Helen Fisher"The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love."
Essays in Love by Alain De BottonCharting a relationship, from the first blush to the final heartbreak.
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard LannonThe science of love.
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Essay on Relationship
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The relationship between men and women has always been complicated and sometimes even a really loving relationship cannot survive if people chose their personal longing as a priority. No matter how strong are the values of a man or a woman they should never forget about feelings and happiness that are nowhere else to be found but in the heart of the beloved person. Men and women fight in relationships: fight for more independence, fight to prove their rightness and keep forgetting that love is not a fight but a “mutual support alliance”. William Carlos Williams in his story “The Buffalos” gives an outstanding example of a relationship between a man and a woman.
Francie in this story has a certain notion of what a…show more content…
She belongs to the type of women that will do anything to prove that they are not worse than man are and even better.
Francie “had one defect-or habit, rather, which at first amused me. She was a great talker for woman's rights”[p 33]- says the storyteller. In her beloved one she saw love and an adversary at the same time. She got gentleness and love from him but afterwards she seemed to forget how precious it is and in this way she used the person she loved.
The man starts the story by telling: “Once I had a beautiful friend whom I loved and who loved me. It was not easy for us to see each other…”[p 33]. This summation seems to reflect the whole story. The man loves, but in his relationship with Francie he seeks for pleasures. This is even supported by the fact that “it was sometimes months together before we could meet at all”. It seems to more of a “childish game” for him. The Buffalo story he tells her is some kind of reflection of his personal belief. Buffalos – are free animals, they do whatever they want. He tells it to outline the possibility for men and women live separately and freely like buffalos.
People should fight for their feeling if they want their relationship to work out. Love is not about being or not being dependent on each other. People should FEEL and think lesser than they do, stop constantly analyzing their relationship and just be happy, enjoying