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Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree
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Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

What is love? This is a burning question that people have pondered over for centuries, inspiring some of the greatest works of art in human history (and 90’s Eurodance singer Haddaway). Yet still, we don’t really know. Sure, science has answered many questions in terms of chemical and hormonal reactions, attraction and the need for companionship, but that doesn’t much help us in terms of how to negotiate our own emotions and relationships.

25-year-old poet Taylor Myers, from Dayton, Ohio, decided to share her thoughts on the matter while plumbing the emotional depths of bitterness from a difficult experience. Her post, raw, fearful and full of regret, touched many people who had experienced the shocking contrasts between the intense, burning adoration of young love, and the cold ashes of realism that remain once the fire has faded.

Later on, perhaps in a less turbulent emotional state and seeking to add some balance to her unexpectedly viral prose, Taylor went back to add a more heartwarming lesson she learned in her ‘Relationships for Life’ class. Once again her words went viral, but this time for different reasons. “The reaction blew me away,” Taylor told Bored Panda. “I still get messages weekly from people telling me how it affected them, how it saved their relationship, or how it gave them the strength to walk away from someone that was holding them back. It blows my mind to know that something I created has touched so many people across the world, has urged them to come to me for advice or clarification or just a listening ear.”

Many people have asked or commented on the ‘Relationships for Life’ class that Taylor referred to, often with a dose of skepticism. Taylor found it to be invaluable however, and if you think about it, why shouldn’t we all learn more about something that will become one of the very foundations of our lives? “That class without a doubt molded the way I view and handle all my relationships, romantic or otherwise,” Taylor told us. “And I think they’re all healthier and more transparent because of that class. It should be taught everywhere.”

Scroll down below to check out Taylor’s eloquent writing for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

This is 25-year-old poet Taylor Myers

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

She shared her deep and unusual fear about love

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

And people agreed with her

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

She later came back to her post but with a different perspective

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Here’s how people reacted to her heartfelt post

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

Someone On Tumblr Explains Why People Divorce, And 1,480,000 People Agree

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

I recommend for people to stay single until someone actually COMPLIMENTS your life in a way that makes it better not to be single. Otherwise, it's not worth it.

Lizzy C
Community Member
3 years ago

*complement

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RJ Oliver
Community Member
3 years ago

I disagree. Love is an emotion, a feeling, one usually confused with other transient emotions. The choice comes in the commitment to the relationship. You can love without commitment or have commitment without love. The former won't last, the latter will. Love with commitment is the whole package.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 years ago

I 100% agree with you. Love is an emotion, a relationship takes commitment. People get swept up by pretty weddings but don't think about marriage. Get their priorities wrong.

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Rogue
Community Member
3 years ago

"Words mean nothing. I am so tired hearing the loving words but not seeing the loving actions" - spot on.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

I recommend for people to stay single until someone actually COMPLIMENTS your life in a way that makes it better not to be single. Otherwise, it's not worth it.

Lizzy C
Community Member
3 years ago

*complement

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RJ Oliver
Community Member
3 years ago

I disagree. Love is an emotion, a feeling, one usually confused with other transient emotions. The choice comes in the commitment to the relationship. You can love without commitment or have commitment without love. The former won't last, the latter will. Love with commitment is the whole package.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 years ago

I 100% agree with you. Love is an emotion, a relationship takes commitment. People get swept up by pretty weddings but don't think about marriage. Get their priorities wrong.

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Rogue
Community Member
3 years ago

"Words mean nothing. I am so tired hearing the loving words but not seeing the loving actions" - spot on.

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