Why We Should Expect Less Of Love

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it can feel very weird and a bit

threatening to talk about taking the

pressure off a relationship our

collective inherited romantic culture

likes to imagine functioning couples

doing more or less everything together

and being the center of each other's

lives the good couple is we're told one

in which two people mean more or less

everything to one another in a sound

relationship we're supposed to meet each

other's needs in every area of existence

from sex to intellectual stimulation

cooking styles to bedroom habits we're

supposed to lead our social life in

tandem be the primary sounding board for

one another's problems and complete each

other in spirit and in matter if they're

involved in a sport we should at once

join in or at least come along and

support them every weekend if we want to