Five Fast Facts About Love

  1. Anyone who denies the existence of “love at first sight” has never been a parent.
  2. Since feelings are, by definition, transitory, if love is only a feeling, it will of necessity fade. The challenge of lasting love: converting it from a transitory feeling to a committed choice.
  3. One prescription for lasting love: redefine your lover’s annoying habits as endearing quirks.
  4. A second prescription for lasting love: treat your lover at least as kindly as you treat your next door neighbor.
  5. Something you can do now to change how your lover feels about you: make your default reply to your spouse, “yes, I can do that now.”