The thrill is gone: Why do we fall out of love?
Our culture, which has so much to say about love, stays bizarrely silent on the far more mysterious moment when we fall out of love.
Even more stunning than the fact that we fall in love, is the fact that we stop loving. The people who kept us awake at night, from desire; those for whom we counted the hours, those we wanted to protect from the indignities of the world, are the same people we now look at with indifference or hostility. Their voice annoys us, their complaints leave us indifferent, their presence in the room feels superfluous,...
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