Love and also?
April 5, 2009 3:10 AM Subscribe
"All you need is love." I need to find an empathetic rebuttal/clarification to this.
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious to Grab Bag (41 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I know by now that you need more than love to keep a relationship going. When talking about this, I would like to disagree with or clarify this idea, without coming across as "[ominous tone] Oh you'll learn. You'll learn." It's a smug approach and I dislike it.
In other words, if someone offers up this idea, I would like to find a way to say it that preserves the hope of the phrase without seeming to cover up some other basic truths about human relationships.