Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfil them … for it alone joins them by what is deepest in themselves.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, theologian and philosopher

At some point in our lives we all embark on the quest to find someone to love and who will love us in return. Sometimes we hit lucky straight away. At other times we think we’ve found the right person and feel ecstatically happy for a while, only to feel let down or deceived further down the line. Our lovers weren’t who we thought they were and didn’t match up to our expectations. Although these experiences may seem inevitable to most of us, we actually have ...

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