Our feelings can sometimes cause any number of such questions, even rationalizations, to arise in our minds. But the path of fidelity is clear, even when strewn with obstacles and suffering. Eros has an important place in life, but when it pushes beyond the bounds of reason, it can destroy itself, and sometimes us. Just saying no to eros — new or old — is often the true path of love.
Dr. John Cuddeback, professor of philosophy at Christendom College, is a member of the Aleteia board of experts and author of one of the most exciting new blogs on the digital horizon, Bacon from Acorns, devoted to the oft-neglected "philosophy of household." He is also the author of True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness. John has a gift for making classical wisdom relevant to all the small, and not so small, details of daily life in the contemporary world.