It's no secret that divorce rates are at an all time high and that people are settling down later in life. Lately, I have read much research in regards to how software engineers are manipulating the mind.
This led to questioning how Hollywood, erotic novels and social media influence our perceptions on love. When we meet someone, we experience a high and butterflies. And just like the honeymoon phase of newlyweds, the romance phase passes.
This is not to say people should stop being romantic, but I wonder if our brains are addicted to so much stimulus that we get bored or weary when the exciting phases pass. We romanticize the perfect relationship filled with bubbles, champaign and strawberries dipped in chocolate, but TRUE love is about the struggles.
It's about how two people overcome obstacles and find a way to meet halfway to make a relationship thrive. And somehow the more struggles we experience, the more our love grows. It's not perfect, but it sure is deep.
As always, inspired by the sun,
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com