"Confessions of an Eternal Romantic"
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This paper breaks down an article by Michael Ventura on the fundamental differences between passionate, romantic relationships and secure, stable relationships and examines his assertion that they are mutually exclusive. As a philosophy paper this breaks down his argument into a yes or no question and examines possible answers. This paper also looks at logical and philosophical fallacies that invalidate his argument.
From the Paper:"The main conclusion of the Psychology Today article "Confessions of an Eternal Romantic" by Michael Ventura is presented in the first sentence, that what Ventura calls "passion" and "security" or "enduring love" are "at odds" and essentially mutually exclusive. Once a relationship becomes stable, he says, it loses any and all passion that it once had, or never had any to begin with, such as in arranged marriages. This then forces one to choose between hopping from relationship to relationship, as Ventura says he's done, leaving once the passion is gone, or settling for secure but passionless relationships as he sees in his friends."
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