[quote="Aloysium, post:7, topic:326977"]
The creation of Eve, as companion to Adam, also formed our nature as fundamentally self-and-other.
Eve was fashioned from what was on the outside of Adam, close to his heart.
Two persons created from one flesh becoming one flesh in physical love.
Our existence is always in relation to something, someone else; in love, we are in them as they are in us.
What is on the outside of me is the other, as the I am other to him; we are inexorably linked to each other.
We can see an obvious sign of this in that internally, we think in symbols and words that at the same time enable us to communicate with one another.
With the fall, sin harmed our relationships: the self no longer trusts the other from whom we seek love but find control and domination, because as other, we are not to be trusted.
I believe that with the creation of Eve we are also made more in the image of God, in that Eve begotten by God from Adam, the two joined in mutual love existing in Eden, suggests the Trinity.
In Adam and Eve we are told of the beginnings of humanity. Obviously these had to be real people from whom we are all descended.
While I definitely like what you wrote, the idea of "more in the image of God" begets a lot of comparison problems as to what is the real image. Do we have more real image than Adam because we are born after Eve? In my humble opinion, it seems to me that the real image is directly due to or related to the God-created spiritual soul.