239: Is Love Best When It's Fresh?

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Our romantic lives with our partners will inevitably change over time. How can we navigate these changes in long term relationships? Listen to today's show to learn some tools and insights into this thing we call LOVE.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Experiences of early intense love contrasted with longer term profound love
  • How can we make love and sexual desire last long term?
  • The importance of focusing on the profound aspects of your partner
  • Options for relationship styles depending on age and life circumstances
  • Answers to the BIG question: Is love best when it's fresh?
  • And much more!

Aaron Ben-Ze’ev is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa. His most recent book is The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change Over Time. (University of Chicago Press, 2019). He is a former President of the University of Haifa, and he is the Founding and Former President of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. Professor Ben-Ze'ev is considered one of the world's leading experts in the study of emotions. Most recently, his research has centered on love and the impact of time on romantic love.

Full show notes and episode links at: https://idopodcast.com/239

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