"Most people easily relate to that "rush" of first love and romance, the stuff of endless songs, greeting cards and fantasy. More than romance, intensity or even great sex, real intimacy is an experience of being known and accepted by someone over time. Loving relationships develop in part as those first exhilarating times together form a foundation of a deeper, long-term closeness. It is that deeper closeness which ultimately feeds our hearts and keeps us content; long after the rush of new romance has passed."
Taken from: The life of a love addict.
Rob Weiss, LCSW, CAS