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Does true love last forever?

Asked by missjena (918points) June 29th, 2010 from iPhone

I came across a scientific study that couples who were hooked up to an MRI were still in love as they were in the early stages of their relationship. Do you believe true love lasts forever? Also, do you believe the longer you’ve been together the less likely you’ll break up? Any articles or evidence would e appreciated.

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MissA's avatar

Love isn’t tied to statistics…loving someone isn’t always the sole reason as to whether you stay together or part ways.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

True love lasts a long time if both partners never forget relationships take continuous maintenance to thrive and grow. If one party gets lazy or complacent, the relationship will be in big trouble. Even after 30 years together, some couples break up. Never take your partner for granted and never stop trying to grow and enjoy things together.

Berserker's avatar

Nothing lasts forever. At least, not in this realm, in which we make up most of our shit.

zophu's avatar

Sometimes, the purpose of love is just to have someone to grow old with, you know? It’s not like every couple’s relationship has to be magically deep and complex the whole way through.

Got to find someway to avoid loneliness once the rest of your dysfunctional family and friends have “moved-on.”

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t know, I’ll tell you in forever.

ducky_dnl's avatar

In this day and age, true love doesn’t even exist. It will never exist until people stop throwing the word “love” around so loosely.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ducky_dnl It exists for me – do you think I’m deluded?

john65pennington's avatar

Wife and i have been married to each other for 44 years. can you call this true love? its still there and always will be.

If this is not true love, then somebody please correct me. john

JLeslie's avatar

I would say not always. Love does not conquer all. I do think the longer a couple is together, the more likely they are to continue to stay together, but I have no statistics to back it up. The longer you are together the stronger the bond I think. Your SO becomes like family, like blood, like you cannot imagine the person not being a part of your life. My husband is my favorite person to spend time with.

Pandora's avatar

It can last your whole life but thats about it. We don’t last forever. And even if you believe in reincarnation or heaven or what have you. There is no proof that you will even be the same soul with the same human interests.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I know that it transcends death, don’t know about forever yet.

nikipedia's avatar

Not to be a jerk, but there is no possible way an MRI could measure how in love someone is.

BoBo1946's avatar

No, some people give up when there is a bump or two in the road! Life is the same on both sides of the fence. Some think, the grass is always greener on the other side. were they surprised!

partyparty's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence @john65pennington Your answers are so very true. We have to work at our relationships. Never take your partner for granted.

missjena's avatar

@ nikipedia- Not to be a jerk but check this out.

I should have rephrased the question , “does true love last our lifetime?”. That is what I meant. Personally, I definitely believe it because I’ve witnessed it. I have no doubts. That’s if you’ve found the right person and if not I agree with the rest of you.

Aster's avatar

Not necessarily . An idiot can Kill it.

Cruiser's avatar

@BoBo1946 Seen that happen a few times in my life!:

Aster's avatar

@BoBo1946 What? You don’t think Partner #2 can be a Lot better than #1?? Yes, they can.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My parents had a very loving marriage for over 40 years. Since Dad died, she has not taken on another partner. Dad’s ashes sit on a shelf in his closet awaiting the day we lose Mom. We are then to mix their ashes together and spread them in the woods that they so enjoyed. Mom took his wedding band to a jeweler and had it cut in half and made into a pair of half-circle earrings. The one that had been engraved with their initials and wedding date was always worn in her left ear because it was “closer to her heart.”

I am a 48-year old female who has never married. I gave up looking and focused on a career and a secure future. I have great friends and family. I thought it was enough.

And then I met a man. It was on a web-site and purely by accident. We have the same ethics, values, financial management style, and oh how we can make each other laugh. We are now engaged.

A couple of years ago, Mom confessed that she lost one of the earrings. I asked her if I could have the other one (it’s the one with the initials and date) to use to make a wedding band for my fiancĂ©. She was fine with it, but asked my siblings to make sure there were no objections. All gave their approval. It is the best wedding present my family could give.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Cruiser understood…..athletics taught me a lot about taking the licks and getting back up!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Aster don’t know if i will find out…right now, could not go there!

Aster's avatar

@BoBo1946 Know what you want , what you can’t stand and what you can live with and you’ll find out I’m right.
I hope.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Aster hope you are right my friend!

pearls's avatar

@BoBo1946 Either you haven’t let go or you’ve been hurt so bad you are not willing to find true love. I believe for myself it is out there and I hope to find it. Will it last? It will if both partners are totally committed to the relationship. Can’t be a one way street.

Disc2021's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence @john65pennington Agreed 200%.

Call me crazy but I really feel inclined to believe that love exists on a plane almost incomprehensible to us – it is the game and we are the players. If we’re in control – it’s not love. If we’re not in control – we’re probably talking about love. I think if true love was there once it will always be there. However, I think there’s a difference between “love” and “being in love”. The two may exist entirely separate or entirely together.

That may be over-thinking or over-analyzing it. It may very well be that what we call love is only neuro-transmitters in our brain and that it’s all in our head.

BoBo1946's avatar

@pearls got hurt real bad…. Getting better…not there yet!

Eggie's avatar

If you want it too…..

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