Without the miracles of the Internet, email, instant message, or smart-phones with voice mail, apps, and text-messages, Gen-Xers and Boomers still had an instinctual need to connect with the world around them. And, we did so without so much modern technology, using instead the old and reliable standby of actually talking to each other – live and in real-time.
Relationships are hard work. Sure, love is wonderful, and being in love lifts you to a place where all of the bad things in life appear miniscule in comparison to the love you’ve found. Love can overcome all obstacles — for the first month, at least. After that you realize you don’t like the way he eats, or you don’t like the shows she watches, or you hate his parents. Then, love begins to lose its luster.