Love can last forever-- but does the passion?

March 25, 2009 1:51:03 PM PDT
A new study is disputing the notion that passion can not be part of a long-term relationship. The belief is that people in long-term relationships transition from a passionate romance to a comfortable, affectionate partnership.

This study in the March issue of Review of General Psychology -- finds that while the manic obsessive feelings that come with a new love tend to fade over time romantic love may not.

And, for those whose romance desires remain, their relationships tended to be more satisfying.