How the 3-year itch can make or break your relationship
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How the 3-year itch can make or break your relationship

Mitzi Santos

February 24, 2020


    Have you ever been in a long-term relationship where you feel like at a certain point you feel like you feel less attracted to the person you are with, like they don’t occupy your mind that much anymore, or you don’t feel excited about the things you used to do with your significant partner? These usually happens every time you hit the third year or so and they call it the three-year itch.

    What usually happens with this 3-year itch is that they are still committed but they already come to a point where the level of commitment lessens. You also feel like you are already starting to take each other for granted. Once this happens, the couple have two options: 1.) to give in to that itch and just call it quits or 2.) stand your ground and fight that itch to keep your relationship.

    What worse about this relationship itch is that people often come up with the worst excuses like, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Sounds cliche, well, in fact we all know that it takes two to tango and you both need to keep on choosing each other to keep your relationship intact and strong.

    For you to survive this phase you must always remember why you chose that person, why you are in a relationship with that person in the first place, and what is your main goal which is to get married and settle down with that person some day. You should never veer away from these things for you to not lose your way along the way.

    Regardless the length of the relationship you are in, always remember that whatever decision you make it has to be mutual and beneficial for both parties. Remember: this is just a phase and it is still up to you both if this 3-year itch will make or break your relationship.


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