is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. How do they, perhaps, differ from a normal pet, especially in terms of temperament and intelligence?
But I still feel the need to go after that ideal with all my attempts at long-term relationships.
It's what we're taught is expected of us."In a way, serial monogamy is a happy medium.
We're not being so subversive as to reject the idea of monogamous relationships altogether (gasp! But not every serial monogamist I know has been thinking about cultural expectations and evolutionary tendencies.
), but we're also not entering into a tricky-to-maintain lifelong commitment.2. Maybe it's not always a product of these factors, but sometimes prompted by fear of being alone.
Empirical evidence shows that lifelong romantic partnerships have only existed in a handful of civilizations, coming in at around 20 percent of human relationships.