-- Despite conventional wisdom further bolstered with compelling new research revealing the importance of intimacy in fostering relationship happiness and longevity, millions upon millions of couples struggle to keep the relationship flame lit. Theories abound as to why partners, once "madly in love," fall into the complacency and apathy trap, with recent data even suggesting active social media use can be to blame-leading to greater amounts of conflict among romantic partners, which in turn leads to infidelity, breakup, and divorce.
"Many individuals in long-term relationships find themselves lamenting the excitement their relationship used to hold. Many try various things to rejuvenate the passion and, when those methods don't work, they may feel lonely, desperate and needy and even begin to seek a solution outside of their committed relationship," notes "America's Marriage Coach," Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario. "Passion is an intoxicating ingredient of any relationship - one that makes us swoon and feel true joy despite the challenges of everyday life that can have a dulling effect on our senses and psyche. The pressures and natural transitions of life-from financial and career concerns to raising children to evolving personal interests-can make it difficult to remain emotionally engaged and romantically attracted to someone as we were in those electrifying formative years of the relationship."
The good news? There are proactive measures couples can take to regenerate sparks that can make a relationship as spectacular and exciting now as it once was. Dr. Jacquie offers these tips:
About Jacqueline Del Rosario
"America's Marriage Coach" Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution(TM), help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years. Dr. Del Rosario may be reached online at www.DrJacquie.com