People tend to work very hard to get into that “once in a lifetime” relationship. The honeymoon phase of courting and dating requires great effort to let the other know that they are special, that they are “the one.”
Falling in love with your partner for the first time is all-consuming. Maintaining the love and affection once a relationship is well-established also requires effort. Often the responsibilities of life, work, and children may get in the way of focusing on the love and happiness that one feels toward his or her spouse. Your spouse may start to feel more like your roommate than your lover. It is possible, and actually enjoyable, to recapture the romance and fall back in love.