- Couples are swept up in the excitement and romance of their relationship. Many couples assume that their relationship will naturally work itself out over time with love as sufficient motivation.
Differences seem relatively unimportant (and can even be exciting), as they focus on discovering each other and sharing life together. Sometimes this stage lasts through early marriage, but the next 'reality' stage often sets in even before the wedding and can be the source of 'cold feet'.
Young and old, married and unmarried are equally skeptical. Especially for those who have never wed, marriage remains a life goal.
About six-in-ten (61%) men and women who have never married say they would like to get married, according to the 2010 Pew Research survey.
Couples report that "the spark is gone," or that while they still love each other, they are no longer "in love" or have "grown apart."Some couples think that starting a family together will reinforce their bond. They may stay together because of their kids, but their tie to each other is actually diluted as their attachment to their children displaces their connection to each other.
The fact is that nature never intended for the exhilarating feelings that you experience when falling in love to endure with the same intensity over time.
If you do not respect and appreciate your partners culture (to the extent you are willing to forsake elements of your own culture for their benefit), intercultural and interracial relationships are nearly impossible.
Men and women are equally likely to say love is a very important reason to get married. Most Americans cast cold water on a central premise of many a song or poem, that each person in the universe has only one true love.birthday, I learned the valuable lesson “Love is not enough.” It wasn’t a personal learning experience – I Just witnessed the fallout between friends.Relationships need love, but love cannot conquer all.(See article on cold feet.) - Couples learn more about themselves and each other in situations they havent faced together before.Some of what they encounter may not be congruent with their pre-existing assumptions and expectations and may be conflictual.