Is It Possible to Revive the Spark After It Fades?

A couple lying face to face

This is the final post in a three-part series on what happens to the “spark” in a long-term relationship. In the first post, I talked about why the spark of early passion tends to flicker out; in the second, I addressed how people can gracefully transition from the early stage of a relationship to a […]

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Leaving the Honeymoon

In my last post, I wrote about some reasons romantic sparks flicker out, and how that shift relates to the natural evolution of relationships, as the early crushy, head-over-heels symbiotic stage gives  way to a more mature phase of the relationship.  This week, I’m discussing a related question: How can we navigate the transition (from […]

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What Happened To The Spark?

Couple fighting

Here’s a common relationship problem, and a frequent question I get from relationship therapists: What do you do when the “spark” fades from the relationship?  This is an interesting question, because it is actually several questions disguised as one. Here is my rundown:  Why does the spark fade? Is inevitable? How can we navigate the […]

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