This article was written during the early part of 2014 and was completed in August 2014. The article investigates several of the issues that may influence the therapeutic process when the therapist is raised and educated in an individualistic culture while attempting therapy with a client raised and educated in a collective culture.
There is a general belief that people who identify as asexual do not form romantic relationships. New research indicates that this is not the case. Lori Brotton of the University of British Columbia suggests that there has always been a general assumption that sexual attraction and romantic attraction happen at the same time.
There is some suggestion that attraction, attachment, and detachment have evolved as part of our primordial human mating system.
Although romantic love inundates much of popular media, historically the origins of romantic love can be traced back 3,000 years to Egypt, and the love story between Isis and Osiris.
Men appear to have little difficulty getting into intimate relationships, but they often appear ill-equipped to maintain a long term romantic relationship.