Early on, relationships are easy. Everything is new and exciting. You go on dates, take trips, spend time together, and intentionally cultivate experiences that allow your relationship to grow.
Then, somewhere along the way, life happens. One study of married couples in their 30s and 40s found that marital quality declined over the course of a year, in terms of love, passion, satisfaction, intimacy and commitment.1 Too often, people shrug their shoulders and convince themselves that this is just how it goes.
Switching to relationship autopilot feels justifiable when you’re short on time, low on energy and must focus on other priorities like careers and kids.Read more on psychologytoday.com