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And that's okay, because you've probably entered a new stage—the one where you're best friends (as you probably were all along, underneath all that fizzing sexual tension). "A great relationship provides the warmth of a strong connection, trust, and love that comes with commitment and time." That said, sometimes security can feel, well, a little boring. The sheer tedium of it all can wear us down," says couples therapist Linda Carroll in her book .
"The biggest challenge of the blahs is not to blame our partner for the way we feel.
Any self-aware married woman knows it's totally natural for the honeymoon stage to wear off.
The years go by, the tint on your rose-colored glasses fades, and you and the hub may no longer want to jump each other's bones every month, let alone every night.
Instead, we need to look for ways to accept the ordinariness of life, even as we respect the mind's natural craving for stimuli.
The next challenge is to consider some steps we might take to add some healthy pizzazz to our daily grind—and then try out a few of them."There are lots of ways to shake up your marriage, revive your sex life, and start feeling the love again.
Cue the double date scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger watch another couple's steamy makeout sesh while they coldly peck one another. When you scroll through your texts from the last week, four out of five are related to food.
Where, when, and what to eat for dinner is the most common topic of conversation, rather than planning your next date, or (God forbid) sexting. Bedtime and bathroom routines are strictly functional, sexy.
You both fidget awkwardly when you go out with your madly-in-love, newly-married friends.
Watching them grope each other under the dinner table just highlights the utter lack of PDA between you.