There was then that moment of recognition with an older woman at how young relationships grow up, they go through teething patches and muddy patches, and now there is less of the "stopping to make-out" and more of the impatience to get on with our busy lives. There is probably something to take back from the young relationships, about taking time (not making out every five seconds!) but about taking time in your relationships to just spend time with each other. That's why people get together in the first place isn't it? Because they enjoy spending time together!
As you progress through life and relationships, there are tough times and then on the reverse there are great times. Surviving each challenge can make you stronger, you ask each other tough questions and you mental challenge one another - external forces challenge you as well, whether it be money or other people.
If you can make it through, if the grit of the couple holds out along with the love, the desire and the want to be with each other, even that lust aspect of love that draws you to them. Lust and love are incredibly different forces but within love there is an aspect of lust for your partner, but it's the better version, you appreciate each others bodies along with all of their flaws and faults, and you know each others bodies - you're familiar.
My relationship is four and a half years old, unusually we didn't have a terrible twos moment, we just cruised on through - we had the frighteningly forceful fours! We're not a couple that fights, we're were impacted by external factors and it took us a long time to come back round - it's challenging, I'll not lie. You have to face the reality that this may be the end of everything, everything you've put into the relationship, all the emotions... that is scary.
But as I said before, it's about honesty. If you can't be honest with each other, if you can't throw everything at trying to save it then you're not invested enough to save it. Those fights can re-invigorate your relationship, yes they can leave lingering questions that you slowly work your way through but they show you the fire that is at your core. As long as that fire is burning baby, you've got something.