02/07/2013 10:10 am ET Updated Feb 07, 2013

Advice About Love: Are You 'In Love'... Or Just Roommates? (VIDEO)

Were you and your partner once in love, but now feel like you're just roommates? In this clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass," Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages series, talks to Oprah about the two stages of love in all relationships -- and provides some great advice about love.

Dr. Chapman says that people need to "understand going in that there are two stages to romantic love. There is the 'in love' experience, and then there’s… one far more intentional, and we have to learn how to communicate love."

Just because your relationship may feel like it's in the "roommate" stage, says Dr. Chapman, that doesn't necessarily mean you've lost the romance. It might just mean that you're making a transition into the next phase.

Tune in to watch Oprah and Dr. Chapman on "Oprah's Lifeclass," February 10 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.



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