What this all translates into for couples is the natural experience that things are settling or a winding down.Routines set in, the hot chemistry is okay, but less hot.
Here they talk about priorities, whether to have kids or not or how many, whether to focus on careers or whether a job is just a job and they rather raise chickens as a hobby.
No, you don’t want to emotionally slap someone up the side of the head on the second date because he talked with his mouth full, but if this is truly one of your pet peeves don’t hold off till 3 years after the wedding to bring it up.
The issue isn't about chewing and food, but about bringing honesty and realness into the relationship from the start so the person gets a true sense of who you really are and what is important to you.
But with this is also a relaxing of that walking-on-eggshells behavior.
Chris and Kara are more open about what bothers them, especially if they are living together and can’t use distance to water down their irritations.