Well, We Certainly Hope So: Study Says Romance Can Last In Long-Term Relationships
Have you settled for companionship in your would-be romantic relationship? Companionship is when you exist in the same home but spend very little time together, and neither of you is particularly satisfied.Take the stereotypical man-watching-football-while-his-wife-cleans-the-house scenario. She resents that he gets to relax while she slaves to keep the home clean. She complains about him watching football and not helping around the house. He becomes angry and they either argue or physically go to separate rooms to get away from each other. Does this sound familiar?
As a licensed mental health counselor, I’ve heard countless renditions of the scenario above, where wives and husbands are convinced that companionship is as good as it gets for married life. Out of desperation, they ask me for help, and here’s what I say.
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