by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.
Do you feel quite ‘blue’ during the autumn and winter? Or experience other things like:
- wanting to curl up and hibernate
- craving comfort foods
- craving sweets
- feeling less energetic
- finding it hard to sleep
- or want to nap all day?
- you might crave cuddles or feel withdrawn from others
- feeling a bit anxious even though you’re not under any more pressure than usual
…plus a number of other possible symptoms.
As your feelings for one another deepen over time, the relationship should progress to reflect that. When partners place at least some responsibility for the success of the relationship on themselves, they ultimately will get more from each other.
If you’re wanting love from a partner, think about whether or not you want to hold off physical intimacy until you really get to know them. If you become intimate too soon you may be thinking ‘Oh, now we’re a couple,’ while they may be thinking ‘Oh boy that sure was fun.’
By acknowledging that there will always be challenges and difficulties along the way, couples can develop a more realistic expectation of married/couple life, one that will go a long way toward keeping them together.