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30th Nov '17 10:29:42 AM passivesmoking
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** Colloquially this is often referred to as the "Seven year itch", though seven years would appear to be optimistic as far as psychologists are concerned. The conventional wisdom was that 7 years is the time required to reproduce and raise the offspring to a point where they would be able to at least see to their own most basic needs, after which a relationship no longer serves any procreative purpose.
30th Nov '17 10:25:42 AM passivesmoking
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* Music/ReverendAndTheMakers "Heavyweight Champion Of The World" has a first verse entirely about this.
-->Now that she's older
-->As the embers of romance
-->Fade to mortgages and 'leccy bills
-->Been comfortable and that
-->Nobody told her
-->That she'd ever reach the stage
-->Where her husband bored her
-->Or she lied about her age
23rd Sep '17 8:41:23 PM nombretomado
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* Music/NeilDiamond's duet with BarbraStreisand, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers".

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* Music/NeilDiamond's duet with BarbraStreisand, Music/BarbraStreisand, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers".
17th Aug '17 6:31:48 PM KizunaTallis
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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' the eponymous characters' marriage has hit this stage. But it seems that trying to kill each other creates enough [[StuffBlowingUp sparks]] to [[FoeYay revitalise]] the relationship.

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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' the eponymous characters' marriage has hit this stage. But it seems that trying to kill each other creates enough [[StuffBlowingUp sparks]] to [[FoeYay revitalise]] revitalize]] the relationship.



* This ends up being pretty much the whole arc of ''Like Crazy''.

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* This ends up being pretty much the whole arc of ''Like Crazy''.



* Israeli singer Arik Einstein’s song “''Tsa‘ar Lakh''” (‘You are Woeful’), about a couple that’s been reduced to this having a casual conversation over lunch.

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* Israeli singer Arik Einstein’s Einstein's song “''Tsa‘ar Lakh''” (‘You "Tsa'ar Lakh" ("You are Woeful’), Woeful"), about a couple that’s that's been reduced to this having a casual conversation over lunch.



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' after its [[UnCancelled UnCancellation]], Lois starts calling out male celebrities' names during sex instead of Peter's. He fears that it's the first step toward a life where all they do is sit across from the table from each other talking about Special K cereal.

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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' after its [[UnCancelled UnCancellation]], Lois starts [[WrongNameOutburst calling out male celebrities' names during sex sex]] instead of Peter's. He fears that it's the first step toward towards a life where all they do is sit across from at the table across from each other talking about Special K cereal.



* Psychologists assume that the powerful infatuation and powerful sexual drive will last at maximum of four years. Unless the partners have anything other (hobbies, interests, likes) in common, the prognosis of the relationship is poor after four years.

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* Psychologists assume that the powerful initial infatuation and powerful sexual drive will last at maximum of (at maximum) for four years. Unless the partners have anything other deeper (hobbies, interests, likes) in common, the prognosis of the relationship is poor after four years.
28th Jun '17 9:44:25 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/TheSixthSense'', we're led to believe that Malcolm and his wife have this problem. Subverted of course, with TheReveal: [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled he's dead, and she's in mourning]]]].

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* In ''Film/TheSixthSense'', we're led to believe that Malcolm and his wife have this problem. Subverted of course, with TheReveal: TheReveal that [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled he's dead, and she's in mourning]]]].
28th Jun '17 9:43:31 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' the eponymous characters' marriage has hit this stage. But it seems that trying to kill each other creates enough [[StuffBlowingUp sparks]] to [[FoeYay revitalise]] the relationship.

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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' the eponymous characters' marriage has hit this stage. But it seems that trying to kill each other creates enough [[StuffBlowingUp sparks]] to [[FoeYay revitalise]] the relationship.
18th Jun '17 10:22:29 PM Twentington
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** Lorrie Morgan's "Five Minutes"

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** Lorrie Morgan's "Five Minutes"Minutes" and "Maybe Not Tonight", a duet with Sammy Kershaw



** Andy Griggs' "Tonight I Want to Be Your Man," about a husband who realizes his relationship with his wife has hit the DeadSparks stage and wants to fix it.

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** Andy Griggs' "Tonight I Want to Be Your Man," about a husband who realizes his relationship with his wife has hit the DeadSparks stage and wants to fix it.
2nd Apr '17 7:18:44 PM WillKeaton
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* This phenomenon appears to be so common amongst Lesbian couples that it has a specific name: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_bed_death Lesbian Bed Death]].

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* This phenomenon appears to be so common amongst Lesbian couples that it has a specific name: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_bed_death Lesbian Bed Death]]. Death.]]
28th Mar '17 4:45:24 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In the beginning of the film, ''Film/VacationFromMarriage'', Cathy and Robert (played by Creator/DeborahKerr and Creator/RobertDonat) are just together because they’re used to each other; sadly, there's no passionate love between them.
23rd Jan '17 1:45:21 AM morane
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* Psychologists assume that the powerful infatuation and powerful sexual drive will last at maximum of four years. Unless the partners have anything other (hobbies, interests, likes) in common, the prognosis of the relationship is poor after four years.
* This phenomenon appears to be so common amongst Lesbian couples that it has a specific name: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_bed_death Lesbian Bed Death]].
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