Where Does the Love Go? | Christian de la Huerta

January 25, 2015 9:13 PM

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One of the reasons so many relationships don't last is that we confuse "falling in love" -- the temporary, emotional, hormone-infused high -- with the act and art of loving, the sacred work of relationship. Additionally, our culture of immediate gratification and the "grass is greener" syndrome contribute to our jumping in and out of relationships, often prematurely.

When in the throes of "falling in love," especially during the honeymoon period, ego boundaries collapse and we feel a sense of oneness with the other. It's as if we are seeing through rose-colored glasses and the other person can do no wrong. That is, until the honeymoon period ends after six or ni...

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