love is over-rated

Love is not all you need
by Pepper Schwartz

“Research shows that a few crucial compatibilities make the difference between making up and breaking up. … Unlike some societies that think of passionate love as a nuisance that can undermine sound reasoning about whom and when to marry, we think passion is our truest guide. … This approach is romantic, but it’s also a little daft. ”

My summary – a successful, fulfilling relationship will have these characteristics:
Interest, ability to listen, empathy and support, commitment and common interests, similar communication styles, conflict resolution and teamwork, common goals, sexual compatibility, willing to compromise, understanding and acceptance.

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