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Creating Real, Lasting Love Stage 5: It feels so wonderful because we are awash in hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, testosterone, and estrogen.
Falling in love also feels great because we project all our hopes and dreams on our lover. We are sure we will remain in love forever. Becoming a Couple At this stage our love deepens and we join together as a couple. This is a time when we have children and raise them. We feel more bonded with our partner.
We feel warm and cuddly. We feel safe, cared for, cherished, and appreciated. We feel close and protected.
We often think this is the ultimate level of love and we expect it to go on forever. We are often blind-sided by the turn-around of stage 3. Disillusionment No one told us about Stage 3 in understanding love and marriage. Stage 3 is where my first two marriages collapsed and for too many relationships this is the beginning of the end.
This is a period where things begin to feel bad. It can occur slowly or can feel like a switch is flipped and everything goes wrong.
Little things begin to bother us. We feel less loved and cared for. We feel trapped and want to escape.
We become more irritable and angry or hurt and withdrawn. We may stay busy at work or with the family, but the dissatisfactions mount. We wonder where the person we once loved has gone. This is a time we often get sick in body, mind, and soul. In our marriage, Carlin and I both began having problems with our hearts heartache? I began having serious problems with erections.
To be truthful, there were times when it was miserable, and we both thought about leaving the relationship. Proving that a little act of kindness goes a long way, Spencer Hall first caught Megan's attention when he offered to clear her breakfast dishes at their dorm in college and then walked her to class.
His smooth moves and good hygiene—who doesn't love a man who does the dishes? He proposed the very next weekend and within a few months they were married. Everyone has a checklist of things you'd like in a partner, but decide which ones are the really important ones. Things like height or eye color don't matter in the long run but don't compromise on the big stuff or you will live with regret or be unhappy trying to change someone.
Amy was barely out of high school when her sister introduced her to Thomas Hilton.
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The pair quickly hit it off, going on double dates with her sister and Thomas' best friend. While Amy says she adored him, she wasn't sure if she wanted to be married that young.
Yet the more they saw each other, she says she also wasn't sure that she didn't want to be married either.
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They decided to just jump and see what happened. Now Amy says the shortness of their courtship—just four months from first date to 'I do'—has been a blessing. It doesn't just happen. Overcoming all the dating site stereotypes of awkward innuendos and embarrassing typos, Amanda met Travis Sarbin online. But since they lived in different states, they had to fly to see each other.
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After the third time in two months, the couple decided it would be easier to just make it official. So Amanda moved to Colorado and they hosted a backyard barbecue where a few surprised friends witnessed their nuptials. Sarbin says it's all about overlooking small faults and keeping the playfulness in the relationship. When Target manager Barbara met K-Mart stocker Jim, their retail rivalry didn't get in the way of love. Their first date was a July 4th party—by September 4 they were husband and wife.
Push-ups and rucksack runs don't typically inspire visions of romance, but when Jen met a handsome fellow recruit in bootcamp it was love at first sight. The two dated for a month then eloped. But not all of love-at-first-sight stories end happily ever—the two divorced after four years.
Still, Jen says she learned a lot about herself and love from the experience.