When couples are in the honeymoon stage, everything they do and say is driven by the neurochemicals. As a biological anthropologist, Helen Fisher studied, not only is there a surge of “feel good” chemicals when we are falling in love, but the neural pathway responsible for negative emotions such as fear and judgment is deactivated. The couple is in a stage of pure bliss making it effortless to be open, attentive, and sexually active.
However, once the attachment is established and the novelty of it all has dissipated, that’s when it’s imperative to do and say things to keep the momentum going. Continue the ritual of kissing one another goodbye and embracing each other when you reunite, sending thoughtful messages midday, making reservations, expressing what you love about one another, etc. Falling in love might be out of your control but staying in love requires work.