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Why do sex and passion seem to fade in a marriage, even when two people love each other? (31 reads)

Posted Jul 12 2009 12:14am
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    It may be the dilemma of modern  relationships: reconciling security and adventure, eroticism and domesticity -- in the same place. "It is sometimes too much closeness  that stifles desire, not distance between you. Fire needs air," says Esther Perel, a couples and family therapist and author of Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic.  And "eroticism thrives on the mysterious, the novel, and the unexpected," Perel says. So break out of your comfort zone and try something new, or a little daring -- then see what your partner does in response!

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