Question: What do you think is the major mistake many people make when looking for a partner for a long-term relationship or marriage?
Answer: Especially today, when we become completely obsessed with our external appearance, trying to augment our bodies, faces in any way we can, we search for partners only based on such external features which are mostly artificial.
A long term relationship cannot survive based on externality, neither can it survive based only on the initial “love at first sight/hormonal infatuation”.
A successful long term relationship and the “true love” it can survive on needs to be purposefully built, because without such mutual commitment, building the connection the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective ego that drives all of us – and which reached its maximum intensity in our age – will inevitably disrupt the relationship.
Thus the major mistakes we make when looking for long-term partners is building a relationship based on external appearance and going into the relationship without the right preparation, upbringing, education.