"There's a difference between love as it is presented in movies and music as this jazzy sexy thing that involves bikini underwear and what love actually turns out to be," said the psychologist Mary Pipher, whose book "Another Country" looked at the emotional life of the elderly.
"The really interesting script isn't that people like to have sex," she said. "The really interesting script is what people are willing to put up with.
"Young love is about wanting to be happy," she continued. "Old love is about wanting someone else to be happy."
Lovely. Fingers crossed...