"[Culture] assumes that passionate love is what we want to keep alive, but the nature of love is that kind of love is temporary...there are stages of love, and once you come down from that, you have to make love intentional."
Pretty sure that I took that quote from a speech I heard the author if The Five Love Languages,Gary Chapman, give. I didn't write down the source. It's obvious that I was in a rush to write down that sentence because the note is jostled and barely legible. I'm not trying to rip the author off and strip them of credit. Whoever said it, made a wise analysis, and if I ever discover who precisely said it, I will make sure to give them credit.