The Way Things Are: When Infatuation Fades

The intense attraction and infatuation that mark the initial stages of a relationship eventually fade. The neurochemicals associated with intense pleasure cannot be sustained by the human body for long periods of time; they are meant to be short-term experiences. Once these feelings fade, we begin to see our partners for who they are, rather than who we have imagined them to be. We discover that they are much more than a person who shares many things we love; he or she is also a person very different from us. It is at this point that many make the mistake of thinking they have married the wrong person.

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Shea Kamlet, Psy.D.
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