The Harsh Reality of So-Called Happiness

Attention, security, passion, and love are common things that many women and men crave throughout their entire lives; and even search for, knowingly or unknowingly. Relationships begin to form during high school, and progress into more serious relationships towards the end. However, when entering college and beyond is when a relationship truly begins to evolve and…

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“Falling in Love” vs. “Standing in Love”

The concept of “Standing in Love” rather than “Falling in Love” is discussed in Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving. On page four of The Art of Loving, Fromm says, “The third error leading to the assumption that there is nothing to be learned about love lies in the confusion between the initial experience of “falling” in love, and the…

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The First Date

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost six months now, having met while we were both out one night this past November, the Monday before Thanksgiving to be exact. For some reason, we both went out on a Monday. I remember exactly what I was wearing; a black dress and a red flannel. The moment…

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