How Necessary Is A Relationship? Sign up for a class which attempts to answer this question at ‘The School of Life’

Posted by: on Mar 18, 2011 | No Comments

Most of us would agree that while love can make us happier it can also make us more miserable than anything else.  So is it really worth it?  Do we need a relationship in order to live a happy and fulfilled life?  Are there times when it’s better for us to be on our own?

Resolute singletons would argue that flying solo better suits our contemporary lifestyle – greater freedom, fewer sacrifices, no commitment, more fun.  Die-hard romantics would counter that 1 + 1 equals something greater than just 2 people, and that life without love is poorer for it.  Others of us don’t know what we want, and drift from one relationship to the next simply because we’re afraid to be on our own.

Whether you’re in or out of love, up or down with it, this class will trawl the wisdom of the ages to see what ideas philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature and art can offer each of us in deciding this question for ourselves.

How Necessary Is A Relationship


18.30 – 21.30

What to expect:

Classes cost £30.50 a session, are approximately 3 hours in length and take place at our central London headquarters.  They are limited to 25 people and include a mix of lecture, group activity and discussion.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.

Sessions take place at The School of Life.

The run order for the evening is as follows, although timings are subject to change:

6.30pm             Introduction – Light buffet & drinks

7.00pm             Class commences

8.15pm             Break (times vary)

9.30pm             Class finishes

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 10 days before the class.

Price: £30.50

At The School of Life, 70 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB, T: +44 (0) 20 7833 1010

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