Carrie Bradshaw spent the entirety of Sex and the City trying to find the one man she could love and be loved by for a lifetime. Yet once she found and married Mr. Big, she stayed awake at night wondering if she was losing her edge, accepting mundanity in replacement of living? She wasn’t. She was instead trading in lesser relationships for a deep, adding love that had finally settled into a trusting marriage. That fear of what going the distance means can be troubling, but there are things you shouldn't fear in a long-term relationship.
After the initial rush of the first few months or the first year, your hormones and your life eases back into a less emotionally fueled pace. This doesn't mean that you aren't as in love anymore, or that you've given anything up. In fact, it's the opposite. You can still have the full and interesting life you had, but now you have a trusted partner to share it all with, someone who can expand your world as well by sharing their interests, friends, family and inner life.
Delve into the riches of a long-term romance and take a look at the five things you shouldn't fear in your long-term relationship.