I can really relate to this. The last time I fell in love, it was hard and fast. I don't think it's necessarily the person, it's just part of who I am. The intense emotions that I experienced during NRE, while lovely, were also difficult to manage. It affected my routines, including my sleep patterns, made concentrating on day-to-day taks difficult, and made it challening to be really present in my relationship with redpepper.
The intensity of my emotions and how they came out was hard on redpepper. Lots of quiet walks helped to ground me again.