Should "This might sound nice and pleasant the surface" be "This might sound nice and pleasant in the surface"?


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Instead, Brooks argues for a complete melding "into a single unit called marriage".


This might sound nice and pleasant the surface, but empirically this approach to romance has been shown to be disastrous. This leads to all sorts of codependency issues, potential resentments, and even sometimes trauma. While its certainly true that romantic relationships have the extraordinary power to expand our selves, this is not the same thing as merging our selves.


Source (Scientific American)