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March 28, 2006

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Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 10:46 am

New Theories of Love? Passion is Passé.

Are we Addicted to Love? is a very interesting artcle I found this morning: “Theories of intimate relationships in the modern world view passionate love as a problem to be managed.”

At the very end we hear that Jane and Rochester, Cathy and Heathcliff are out of style but, perhaps, ultimately their passions are better for us all as human beings:

Forget Jane Eyre and Rochester, or Heathcliff and Cathy – the emotionally-correct coupling today is Harry Met Sally, only more self-aware. Which is fine when it comes to amicable discussions about work-life balance or avoiding inheritance tax, but quite a few steps removed from the passions that make us human.

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