Let’s talk to a couple, who actually rolled up their sleeves and moved on to pursue their dream that felt crazy enough to people around them. What kept them moving forward was their shared dream, the will to work hard, the determination to live a life with conviction and a whole lot of mutual love.
Love ain’t designed to stay that long (moreover with the life expectancy increased there is a major design flaw to this whole “forever” concept :)). Most of the time people have stretched it for a lifetime for the sake of social pressures, kids, religious beliefs or financial stability. This isn’t intentional but it’s a possibility that cannot be simply denied. If we strip societal pressure, kid’s security, financial stability, religious beliefs and any such reasons out of the equation – is there “something” left in a long term relationship that makes you come back to the same person day after day?