William Brooke, Lord Cobham, with his wife, Frances Newton, her sister, and the couple's children

“[e]volutionary biologists believe that sexual variety is adaptive, and that it evolved to prevent incest and inbreeding in ancestral environments. The idea is that when our spouse becomes as familiar to us as a sibling—when we’ve become family—we cease to be sexually attracted to each other.” – Sonja Lyubomirsky, New York Times

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene about a loveless marriage. How do the characters avoid the trap talked about above?

Journaling Prompt: Write about your relationship with your spouse.

Art Prompt: Attraction

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about how to keep the attraction in a marriage.

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