Can you revive the spark in a long-term relationship? Science reveals all

  • Sarah Collie Gomillion

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At the beginning of a romantic relationship, passion is not in short supply. The thrills of learning all about your beloved, sharing new experiences, and having plenty of sex, create an exhilarating state of desire and romantic love. In fact, a number of scientific studies have shown that this kind of love actually changes the chemistry of the brain, making us temporarily addicted to our partner.

But this flame typically dims over time, and a different – perhaps deeper – emotion takes over. 

Period12 Feb 2016

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