In “Love and Its Discontents”, Mona Fishbane, Ackerman workshop presenter, discusses early love and love over a lifetime and how it needs to be earned every day.
“The thrill of early love, abundant in dopamine, testosterone, and oxytocin, makes us excited and hopeful. The challenges of long-term love emerge over a lifetime (if we are fortunate enough to have a partner with whom we can grow). We can become cynical about love, yearning for the simpler hopefulness of youth and new love. But loving well over time means balancing hope and disappointment, living with ambivalence and complexity. And it means working really hard. Adult love is not unconditional; it needs to be earned every day”. Click here to read the full article.