Stages from dating to marriage
Susan Campbell during a study of hundreds of couples): through rose tinted glasses.
The feeling of love encourages us to pair-bond, but not with just anyone…Nature makes sure we fall in love with someone who appears to be the most incompatible person in the entire universe……the person least capable of meeting our needs and most capable of making our worst nightmares come true. but I imagine you’re nodding your head as you recognize this truth.
At this point, your brain stops producing those delicious love chemicals.
You wake up one morning with what I call a The highest percentage of first marriage divorces happen here – around the 3-year to 4-year mark.
Otherwise, normal transitions may be misinterpreted as loss of love or reasons to divorce.
Why do some relationships break up and others last for a lifetime?