Romantic love introduced cuckoldry and hatred of husbands

Due to the invention of romantic love in the Middle Ages, tells Maurice Valency, women came to view extra-marital love as more rewarding than their marriages, giving the first signs of attack on husbands and marriage that would culminate in frivolous marriages, and no-fault divorce of the present day. Note below the appalling situation that husbands were placed in, leading eventually to husbands having to accede to the demands of women’s romantic interests; for example tradcons today make much noise about romantic “date nights” which are attempts to make their marriages viable in the assessment of wives.

Below is an excerpt from Valency’s  In Praise of Love: An Introduction to the Love-Poetry of the Renaissance (1958):




Source: Maurice Valency, In Praise of Love: An Introduction to the Love-Poetry of the Renaissance (1958)