Showing posts with label romance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label romance. Show all posts

Study suggests 'soul mates' have the worst relationships: Here's a better way to think about romance

Of course we've all been primed to find our soulmate and live in a state of unconditional love and unity.

But is the social conditioning around soulmates valid? Or is the concept of soulmates just a pop psychology fantasy that leads to frustration and loneliness?

One team of researchers set out to discover just how well soulmates fare in the real world of relationships.

Social psychologists have long known that people think and talk about love in a wide variety of ways. Two very common themes are: 1) viewing love as a journey that two people take together, or 2) believing in love as a perfect union that was meant to be - soulmates!