Love in the 21st century

Dear Editor,

Relationships in the 21st century are proving to be more challenging than in years passed. Lust has overcome love; people stay together because they are comfortable rather than in love and past relationships hinder future happiness.

Is there such a thing as true love?  Is prince charming still out there waiting to sweep you off your feet and the two of you are all each other can see?

That perfect fairytale is hardly believable when men degrade women; when women disrespect themselves, when homosexuality has risen above the charts or when so much relationship baggage pushes people away.

No one seems to want to build a solid foundation made up of family and build a legacy that will live on. Temporary enjoyment seems to excite this younger generation more than a life full of love.  Women are too busy looking for the next Cullinan diamond. Marriage is gradually disappearing for my generation and relationships aren’t genuine anymore.

Without proper male role models, young men have not learned how to treat women with respect and young women accept it because they have not experienced a functional father/daughter relationship.

Where is love? Is it in all the wrong places or is it an opportunity you take off your first instincts?

~ Dwineshia Latimore ~

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