When does a relationship falls out of infatuation and into LOVE?

I know the difference between infatuation and love. My question is when do you start to recognize the shift from infatuation to love? When do you start saying "Hmm...I think I'm in love now"?

It can be certain feelings or anything. I'm asking about the shift in feelings...when does it happen? How do you recognize it?



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  • It doesn't always happen.

    When it happens, is when you start to get really annoyed with the person, feel disappointed in them sometimes, start to want to spend time doing things separately ... but still care about them and want to be together as a couple.

    When you're infatuated, you can't really love because doing things with and for that person gives you a chemical reward. It's not a choice in anyway ... it's like a cocaine binge. But loving someone is when things aren't always amazing (and even sometimes downright suck), but you still care deeply enough to keep putting effort into your relationship.