Question of the week: Can a relationship survive if one person loves their partner more than the other loves them back?
Women have been told for generations — usually by their mothers or aunts or grandmothers — that they should “marry a man who loves you just a little more than you love him.” It’s depressing and old school and just plain bad advice, if you ask us. But perhaps we’re naive — is it overly optimistic to assume that it’s possible to love your partner exactly the same amount as he or she loves you back? Sure, we understand that feelings ebb and flow over the years — even from day to day or minute to minute. But we’re talking about the macro level here: Is it even possible to find someone who loves you equally to the way you love them? If it is, should this be the ideal? And can a relationship survive if this ideal is not achieved? Finally, is there ever a situation when it would be better to love more or less than your partner?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Feel free to share your gender, age, and relationship status if you feel it’s pertinent to your answer (and we think it probably is!).
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