Kissing you doesn’t get old.
Long term relationships take a lot of work, too many people stop trying after a while and find themselves in something stagnant. There are growing pains, bumps along the way, tears and celebrations to be had, you have to keep dating, keep finding the fresh perspectives for your long term love. New places, new experiences, new memories all help. For us, I think we have been through several honeymoon phases over the years, we are in one now because of the house which is so nice. It used to make me restless, the ebbs and flows, but now it makes me calm, and gives me time to appreciate what 10 years of love and commitment feels like. It’s not the high of just meeting like it once was, but it’s a different kind of more sustainable happiness and contentment, a steady stream of unwavering care and love. Don’t get me wrong, it has its excitements still, and I love those moments, but this steady stream of calm understanding love is what makes my heart beat for her.
Are any of you in long term relationships? What’s your secret to staying close and connected?