The 2017 Women’s Mini Marathon, sponsored by the VHI: “While the VHI is not perfect, it remains a not-for-profit entity.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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The persistence of romantic love in long-term relationships is, unsurprisingly, associated with higher levels of relationship satisfaction. Photograph: iStock

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