There are a whole lot of people who had a very different first relationship — people who are still with their first love, after all these years.
But, no matter how much you love each other, lean on each other, and know each other, maintaining your sense of independence is crucial.
The truth is, there's no fool-proof way to keep the love alive, but understanding how our brains play a role can help you protect yourself, and your relationship, from the erosion of time.
Having someone guide, mediate, and inform the difficult conversations helps give you a whole new perspective and work through any issues.
Once you get into this place, you’re not going to be thinking efficiently or acting in a way that’s very good for you. It’s awful—but don't worry, we’ve all been there.
Although when you love someone it should come naturally, you need to show it in your actions to make your partner feel it too.
For those in monogamous relationships, being in love with more than one person may not be a good thing. But it definitely happens, and it can make you feel guilty, uncomfortable, and definitely confused.
Sometimes the timing is just wrong, and other times, there's an even more fundamental problem: you can love someone without really understanding them.
There are steps you can take to make your relationship much stronger. Strong enough to deal with anything that comes your way.
Despite endless songs, plays, TV shows, poems, and pretty much every art form ever trying to describe what falling in love is really like, it's still not exactly clear how you fall in love.