It’s true—we’ve all been trained to believe that after the honeymoon is over (sometimes literally) and two years have passed, relationships are destined for failure. However, if you think romantic love inevitably withers away after time, we have news for you.
U.S News reports that although the lovesick sensations we have at the beginning of a relationship may eventually weaken, romantic feelings will stick it out for the long haul.
To support this thesis, researchers found 150 individuals from Long Island, New York, whose relationship lasted over the course of eight years. Out of those chosen, 13 percent gave the romance in their relationship the highest rating achievable.
If you still can’t seem to take “After the Love is Gone” by Earth, Wind and Fire off of repeat, experts suggest changing things up both inside and outside of the bedroom. Monotony and lack of variation can leave your relationship looking grim, so get creative and pull out your best tricks to keep romance aglow.
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