You may be wondering what importance or impact the ideas of centuries-gone philosophers could possibly have on your love life in the 21st century. But it turns out, philosophers like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre knew what they were talking about, especially when it comes to relationships. This post from ABC looks at some of their different studies and ideologies as they relate to love and relationships, and how they can help modern couples gain some perspective on their love lives. Fro example, Simone de Beauvoir believed that relationships could cause problems if they were the only source of meaning or fulfillment in either couple’s life. Anyone who’s been in a codependent relationship can attest that relying solely on your significant other is not the healthiest way to go about things; having different interests, hobbies and friend groups can help keep the relationship more fulfilling overall, and also gives you even more to talk about when you’re together. Nietzsche, on the other hand, believed that couples should, at their very core, be great friends in order to maintain a healthy and loving relationship. Rather than having a competitive spirit within a relationship, couples who support each other's careers, goals and interests will have a better chance of lasting.
Read the full article here: Five Tips for Relationship Happiness From Existential Philosophers