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Love vs. Romance

on September 15, 2014

The Fickle Heartbeat

love vs romance

Shared by Drew X.

One of the things that interests me the most about relationships is how they break down.  Looking at divorce rates, it’s clear that a lot of them do.  But why?  What causes this breakdown?  It’s not a simple answer, as there are many things that can contribute to relationships breaking down.  One large contributor seems to be confusion about what romance is, and the difference between romance and love.

The Early Days of Love

In my last post (What is Love) I mentioned stages of relationships.  There is a lot of writing on this topic, and although I haven’t seen a consensus (on how many stages there are or what they all are) one item of agreement is relationships start in the romance stage.  This stage is sometimes called the discovery, passion or honeymoon stage, and is a stage of excitement.  You…

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