Passionate and Companionate Love

Couple relationships start off with romantic or passionate love. It is a chemical high not too different from the intoxication of drugs. The dopamine is flowing and people will say and feel that their partner is sexy, no matter what they are doing. Over time, often about four months, the chemicals die down and the relationship moves into a more mature companionate love. Couples can get into trouble in a number of ways as they may grow differently or not share values. However, by articulating their goals, feelings and concerns, they will be in a better position to manage these transitions. Ideally, the passionate love never fully goes away and it is blended with the companionate love…forever.


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Forth Worth Counseling & Intervention
550 Bailey Ave, Ste 235
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (682) 385-9258
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