Most educated people are familiar with the Passages of Life. By this is meant the stages of development that every human being passes through in a normal lifetime. Basically, it can be said that every human being passes through the stages of human evolution from the animal instinctual self to the human informed by civilization and its myriad adaptations.
Dr. Carl G. Jung called the psychic force that drives us through these stages of development libido. As we develop, all human beings develop in families, and as we pass through the passages of life our libido calls for the creation of a family of one’s own. If this process is left undisturbed, most human beings are satisfied with their lives. But, the complexity of modern life has made this harder for some of us and impossible for others.
by Skip Conover