“Research has shown that couples in stable relationships tend to perceive that their love is growing over time,” Cohen says. “People who experience problems, break up, or are heading toward breaking up perceive their love as declining over time.” The way we experience love changes over time.
Why do relationships change from the beginning?
Friendships change over time for the simple reason that people change over time. As we move through the different roles we take in life, from child, to adolescent, to young adult, half of a couple, parent, and so on, our sense of self also changes and so do our needs.
How do relationships change after 2 years?
Research shows that after the blissful intoxication of falling in love, most people come off the high within 2 years of starting the relationship, at which point their happiness levels return to about where they were beforehand (there are outliers, though: the people who experience the biggest happiness gains when they