Psychologist Dennis Lowe, Ph D, offers this advice to increase your odds of success: Think a little bit less about what you from the relationship and a little bit more about what you can bring to it.
"When you think of the traditional marriage vows when people are pledging to honor and cherish, they talk a lot about what they are going to give to the relationship.
There is perhaps nothing quite as exhilarating as the heady feeling of falling deeply, madly, passionately in love.
While some call the magic "limerence" -- that almost mystical connection of body, mind and spirit -- others say it's simply the most powerful sexual chemistry they ever experienced.
As your feelings for one another deepen over time, the relationship should progress to reflect that, says Sadock.
Both partners should give more of themselves and expect more in return.
Regardless of how you define it, experts say once we do experience the "high" it becomes etched in our brain.
Because of that, many of us come to expect that intense feeling to remain throughout the relationship.
Indeed, experts say that when a natural sense of entitlement doesn't rise up and come to the surface of a love affair, it won't last -- no matter how hot the passion.
At the core of the shake up: A philosophy that told us if your partner isn't giving you the attention you expect, don't hang around and wait for change - just move on.
But as sound as this tenet may be, it also underscores what experts see as a major problem in relationships today: We frequently expect a little too much, a little too soon. "People want to rush into a relationship and they want it all to work out right away.
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As such, she says it's reasonable to expect that you will not only begin to spend more time together, but also give more to each other emotionally.