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Enduring Love: Track 3

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With ever-increasing divorce rates and relationship break-ups, how do some couples manage to stay together for years, sometimes forever? In this collection of audio and video podcasts, we reflect on the adult couple relationship in the UK, how couples perceive love and commitment, and the 'relationship work' that people do to sustain their enduring love.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 1 hour 15 mins
  • Updated Friday 13th January 2012
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 3: Love and Intimacy

Couples talk about sex and affection and how they show their love for each other.


© The Open University 2012


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Finding 'The One' - and Keeping Them    Couples describe their experience of meeting ‘the one’ and staying together. Play now Finding 'The One' - and Keeping Them
2 1+1=3: Relationships and Children    Couples reflect on how children affect their relationships. Play now 1+1=3: Relationships and Children
3 Love and Intimacy    Couples talk about sex and affection and how they show their love for each other. Play now Love and Intimacy
4 Relationship Work    Couples discuss managing arguments and how they make their relationships work. Play now Relationship Work
5 Perceptions of Love    Couples describe whether religion or faith has a place in their enduring love relationship. They discuss what they mean by love and 'long term' and what it means to be 'in love'. Play now Perceptions of Love
6 A Fine Romance    Ann and Owen, a couple who've been together for 54 years and married for 50 discuss their enduring love, romance, chemistry, marriage, commitment and share the secret of a long relationship. Play now A Fine Romance
7 Working Relationships    Shazia and Yusef met on the internet and have been together ever since. They discuss living and working together and how their relationship continues to evolve. Play now Working Relationships
8 Love at First Sight    Steve and Kirsty have been together for 4 years. They reflect on how having a child has brought them closer together and their future lives together, as a family. Play now Love at First Sight
9 That Synching Feeling    Emma and Bex plan to get married next year. They talk about being in a same-sex relationship and their hopes and plans for the future. Play now That Synching Feeling
10 Opposites Attract    Elsa and John have been together for 13 years. They reflect on how they keep their relationship alive and interesting by acknowledging their individual needs. Play now Opposites Attract

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