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One of the challenging things about becoming a parent is that it can often change your relationship with your partner. You have less free time and a lot more exhaustion, which can sometimes put a strain on your love life and the carefree, lovebird days you once enjoyed, but that doesn’t mean it’s all bad. The post below perfectly sums up why relationships are actually even more magical even after it feels like the magic has worn off.

Tumblr user helloelloh recently shared a post about the nature of long-term relationships and what makes them so wonderful. “You stop getting the butterflies when you live together. Your heart no longer speeds up when you see them, but instead, everything calms down. When you’re in the room with them, you feel calm, and secure. When you cuddle them you feel your heart beat slow, and the sound of their breathing carry you towards comfort. It doesn’t feel like a roller coaster anymore, it feels like home.” Those butterfly feelings might be gone, but they’ve been replaced by something even better.

Between diaper changes, packing lunches, and carpooling to soccer practice, it might feel like the spark you once shared has faded, but as the post so aptly explains that spark has instead grown into a warm, comforting fire. “It’s not a fire in your soul, but one in your hearth, keeping you warm and comfortable, comforting you as you drowsily drift into sleep.”

Do you agree with this take on long-term relationships? Share your thoughts in the comments below.