Many romantic movies teach us a damaging myth when they end with a simple “happily ever after.” They lead us to believe that true romantic love will last forever with no effort.
But the truth is romantic love, otherwise known as infatuation, is a chemical reaction in your brain that can last anywhere from two minutes to two years. And once your brain returns to normal… you may be in for a rude awakening.
You start to notice things about your partner that you didn’t before. Things that will trigger feelings of anxiety and disillusionment.
You might think, “You’ve changed!” This may seem like a logical explanation, but usually those behaviors were there all along. They just didn’t bother you until those “love” brain chemicals went away. More