Is it normal to devote more time to a new love relationship than to one’s work and friendships?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Relationship expert Toni Coleman explains why we often devote more time to new relationships.

    Host: Is it normal to devote more time to a new love relationship than to ones work and friendship?

    Toni Coleman: Yes it is definitely normal. This is something that is exciting, it is important, it takes up so much of ones thinking and planning and energy and it brings about almost like this feeling of euphoria and it kind of takes over and blocks out a lot of the normal day to day things. It is just more interesting, it is more exciting. So it is going to require at the beginning that somebody really be thinking about not losing sight of other things in their life. Making sure that they are really kind of thinking consciously about their other relationships, their friendships, about their work and that they are trying to maintain some sort of way of fitting this in, it's not going to throw everything else out of balance.