by Mark Harris for Conscious Choice, February 1999
What is our nature when it comes to love? To what extent do animal instincts lurk under cover of our “civilized” manner? Are they expressed through habits, customs, ideas, and the ways we relate to — and possibly, hurt — each other? Why do we talk about “the war of the sexes?” Are men and women really so different that we must rely on a deluge of self-help books and assorted apostles of personal growth to discover the elusive
clue to getting along?