Apr 24, 2009
In episode 6 we look at the story of Peter & Cheryl. It is a very modern story about falling in love and then losing that feeling of excitement after awhile. Peter & Cheryl had both gotten out of lousy relationships before they met. The first couple of months were great when they were still falling in love. But six months into the relationship, they are fighting, they see each others faults, and the excitment is gone. They are close to calling it quits. What happened? First, they are making the transition from falling inlove to being in love. Second, there is some confusion in their thinking that their relationship is the same as their love for each other. In fact, those are two related but distinct things. We cannot begin to explore want went wrong for Peter & Cheryl until we first have a definition of romantic love. In episode 7, we will take a look at a definition of romantic love and what is unique about it.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net