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The Summons of Love$
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Mari Ruti

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231158169

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231158169.001.0001

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The Lessons of Love

The Lessons of Love

(p.142) [ 9 ] The Lessons of Love
The Summons of Love

Mari Ruti

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on the lessons that could be learned from the heartbreaking experience of losing a loved one. Foremost among these lessons is the recognition that the outcome of relationships is not something that can be controlled. Though a person can become better in relating to his partner, and though he can learn to process relationship conflicts in more constructive ways, he cannot predict how his relationship would develop. Relational trials are inevitable, no matter how resolutely one defends oneself against the upheavals and breakdowns of love. This insight invites everyone to reconsider how they should evaluate the successes and failures of love.

Keywords:   relationships, love, conflicts, partner, lessons

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