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    Almost nobody gets out of love alive

    Quote from Helen Fisher "the brain in love ":
    "But love isn’t always a happy experience. In one study of college students, they asked a lot of questions about love, but the two that stood out to me the most were, “Have you ever been rejected by somebody who you really loved?” And the second question was, “Have you ever dumped somebody who really loved you?” And almost 95% of both men and women said yes to both. Almost nobody gets out of love alive. "
    What does "Almost nobody gets out of love alive" mean here? Does alive here means something like without being hurt?Thanks.

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    Re: Almost nobody gets out of love alive

    Does the author not go on to explain what she means by that remark?

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    Re: Almost nobody gets out of love alive

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    What does "Almost nobody gets out of love alive" mean here? Does alive here means something like without being hurt?Thanks.
    Yes, it's obviously a loose metaphorical usage of 'alive'.

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    Re: Almost nobody gets out of love alive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Does the author not go on to explain what she means by that remark?
    No ,she doesn't.

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