The debate over an exact definition of romantic love may be found in literature as well as in the works of psychologists, philosophers, biochemists and other professionals and specialists.
For the modern popular-fiction genre, see romance novel.
Shumway also states that together with the growth of capitalism the older social relations dissolved, including marriage.
Marriage meaning for women changed as they had more socially acceptable alternatives and were less willing to accept unhappy relations and, therefore, divorce rates substantially increased.
In bourgeois marriage, illicitness may have become more formidable and likely to cause tension.
In Ladies of the Leisure Class, Rutgers University professor Bonnie G.