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  1. Scott W.

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    What is the 'seven year itch'? Checked the net, cannot find anything on it. TIA for an answer guys.

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  2. Leila Dougan

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    It refers to the bordom/restlessness that sets in after being in a relationship/marriage for 7 years. Around that time people start getting restless with being with the same person and some start affairs. Or some relationships dissolve.

    I've only been married for 2.5 years so I can't comment personally on it, but from what my parents and friends have said, it hit them more at the 5 year mark. But they said if you think of ways to spice things up, you can get over the hump and be happy again.

    At least that's the meaning I know of. If they're others, I'd be happy to hear them.
     
  3. Yee-Ming

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    IIRC, there's a study that says, in effect, it's really a "four-year itch" rather than seven. Whether it applies to a formal marriage or a relationship generally, I can't be certain although I think it was marriage.
     
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    It's also commonly known in certain circles as "pon farr". [​IMG]
     
  6. Holadem

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    I have experienced the 4-month itch myself.

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  7. Leila Dougan

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    Holadem, you may want to see a doctor about that [​IMG]
     
  8. Holadem

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    Well, I used to see this nurse... nevermind [​IMG].

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  9. DustinLC

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    I used to laugh at that when I was young. However, I had a girlfriend in the 10th grade. On the 7th year, it was over! My friend had the same experience.

    7 years into my marriage and things are rocky. However, this time I can't break up [​IMG].
     
  10. Kirk Gunn

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    So.. is this a re-occuring cycle ? I'm now into this "marriage thing" for 11 years.... Is our 14th anniversary going to bring this up again ?
     

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