Modern passion

For decades, spousal partnership was a interpersonal institution based on money, strength and household links. Then came the Enlightenment ideal of marrying for love, and with it a fresh set of aspirations. Couples hoped to find a partner who could satisfy all of their physical and emotional requirements. They wanted babies, a shared house and a lifetime of pleasure up. However, these new expectations frequently led to failure. According to studies conducted by anthropology Gabrielle Zevin ’85, people who have less training and more difficult financial prospects are much more likely to divorce, enter intimate relationships, and have unplanned pregnancies.

Some specialists believe that these trends indicate a “marriage problems.” Some people think that this is only the most recent step in a long advancement of how we view romance relationships.

More and more people are thinking about relationships differentially than ever before, whether they’re looking for long-term associates or Tinder schedules. These are just some of the latest additions to contemporary passion: hooking up with a relaxed acquaintance, dating for intercourse and perhaps more, residing jointly before getting married, and using cellphones to text constantly.

Despite the changes, many people still want to get married. They still value marital legal advantages, such as the ability to file jointly for tax breaks and access to health insurance. And they continue to insist on how important romantic love is. In these tales, a wheelchair-using teenager develops an unlikely romance with the man hired to look after her young half brother, a woman finds a life partner at a bar, and more.

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