Does love increase in a marriage, as time goes by ?

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (10 posts)
  1. rajan jolly profile image91
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    Does love increase in a marriage, as time goes by ?

  2. Jerrico Usher profile image55
    Jerrico Usherposted 6 years ago

    That is highly dependant on the "friendship" in the relationship not the relationship itself (i.e. the romance, the sex, etc...). If you can communicate with your partner and treat each other like a life long friend, a best friend, and can honestly say she's my best friend- above all others, then it DOES.

    I've been with my girlfriend for 2 years and we've not once had a fight, disagreements yes, but highly respectable and calm discussions ensued and respect was never damaged. We talk about everything, even things that irritate us but in a way that's not confrontational- it's truly magical when that happens. It's not time but the ability to communicate and respect each other beyond romance and what not that makes it work- the real glue is friendship.

  3. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    "Love", " servitude", " compassion" "protection', 'defense",  " trust" and "apprecitation" do.....indeed increase.


    Passion, "rawness", excitement, exploration, take a secondary seat.


    Younger people, do not yet know, that passion alone, can not make a MARRIAGE.


    ( wife of 30 years, in a world of 30 day marriages)

  4. stayingalivemoma profile image84
    stayingalivemomaposted 6 years ago

    It can and does. But sometimes it suffers under the stresses of normal everyday life. People need to remember what brought them together in the first place. Sometimes, it's not love that brings people together though. Often it's money, power or social status.

  5. LisaMarie724 profile image78
    LisaMarie724posted 6 years ago

    That can go both ways, if the marriage was solid based on love (real love not hollywood reality tv lust love) going into it will the marriage will bring you closer and through the years different things that you go through will bond you more to each other. Through the tough times and good times you will appreciate each other more and more and your friendship will grow year after year and yes I believe you will love each other more the next year than you did the year before and the year after that more than you did the year before and so on and so on. If the marriage was not solid to begin with it will possibly go the complete opposite, finding your self less happy year after year.

  6. Seek-n-Find profile image87
    Seek-n-Findposted 6 years ago

    It can!  There is a phrase I believe is very true that says, "Intimacy breeds conflict breeds intimacy breeds conflict..." and so on.  Love is a choice and act of the will--it is a position of the heart--a mindset and an attitude.  The feelings of "being in love" for sure go up and down but love should increase if both people desire it and learn how to unconditionally and sacrificially love one another (and have GOOD communication!!!)

  7. Ramsa1 profile image59
    Ramsa1posted 6 years ago

    It depends on the individuals themselves, but I think it can. In arranged marriages the love often increases as the couple get to know each other better. In the Western world of dating and living together, marriages are often based on physical attraction but as time goes on the the passion wanes, real love often develops and grows. However, in Western culture, divorce is prevalent, and the time needed to nurture and grow love is very often unavailable.

  8. profile image37
    LORD ENKIposted 6 years ago

    LOVE you say,highly over rated my friend.Bio chemicaly no different than eating large amounts of chocolate!

  9. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    if you've truly married your soulmate, love increases, decreases, swirls, spins, lays flat, undulates and everything else in between. The depth of the love increases for sure, but It's crazy. I remember a movie a long time ago where it was said that one day the sun could rise and set because of your partner and the next you can't stand the way they brush their teeth.....and it's so true....so go figure. love is every changing, like a chameleon. lol or crying out loud, not sure which!

  10. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    Not always. It really depends on the couple. Simply being "comfortable" or in a rut does not mean (love has increased). In order for that to take place there has to be movement. Whenever two people are in a relationship overtime they're either "growing together" or "growing apart". It's always a case of "nurturing" or "neglecting".  The "relationship work" is smiliar to tending to a garden. There is always something that needs to be done to stay on top of things. Too many people look at marriage as though it's the "finish line" instead of a new and never ending journey.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)