Stages from dating to marriage
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But with this is also a relaxing of that walking-on-eggshells behavior.
Chris and Kara are more open about what bothers them, especially if they are living together and can’t use distance to water down their irritations.
And the physical chemistry is about…well, literally chemistry, in this case oxytocin that fuels the sexual attraction and attractiveness, the obsessing about the other, the feelings of falling in love. You find you have a lot in common but her personality reminds you too much of your ex.
Or you have a lot in common but there is no sexual attraction; you try to shift the relationship to friend status.
What this all translates into for couples is the natural experience that things are settling or a winding down.