“I’ve fallen in love” which can change at any point in a relationship. However, true love can last forever is expressed by friendship, or companionship. Friendship, or companionship if you will, is the one element of a love relationship that can, potentially, go on indefinitely as stated by Ferguson in “Studying the Science of Falling in Love. What Ferguson may have meant was that a truly in love couple is like a relationship that they enjoy being in company with so it has the potential to last forever. Friendship and companionship proves that true love can last forever because it is possible/capable to last forever Cofer’s essay “I feel in love, or my hormones awakened” supports Ferguson’s claim of infatuation and lust. For example, in her essay she says “Week after week I wandered up and down the aisles taking furtive glances at the stock room in the back, breathlessly hoping to see my prince. What this mean is that she was in love with a rich senior that every week she just hoped to see him in the stock room. Cofer’s essay proves that true love can’t last forever because she admired him and it can last forever because she wants to be with him but she holds it as a secret love.
Cofer’s essay “I feel in love, or my hormones awakened” and Ferguson’s research “Studying the Science of Falling in Love” both states that true love can and can’t last orever by relating it to three words – infatuation, lust, and friendship. Both Cofer and Ferguson described that true love can last forever with lust and it can’t last forever with infatuation. Ferguson described that true love can last forever with friendship/companionship. These three words helped both Cofer and Ferguson decide if true love can last forever or not. Both stated that true love can and can’t last forever.