If you’ve ever been in a relationship then you know what the “Honeymoon Phase” is, I’m not referring to an actual honeymoon but that “phase” in a new relationship where you can’t get enough of each other. With new relationships comes the butterflies, always wanting to be in the presence of your partner, finding it hard to see the wrong in anything they do, and the stages of falling in love. The honeymoon phase is exciting and where you start building an attachment to your partner, it’s the cloud nine phase where you two are all about each other and you’re the only two in the world. But let’s be honest, it doesn’t last forever.
Once the hype is over and you start to feel comfortable in your relationship, the honeymoon phase slowly starts to drift away. Falling in love is an incredible experience but nothing beats the honeymoon phase where everything is fresh and new. You can remain in love and insane about each other after this phase is over but it takes more effort to keep the spark there when you both
have obligations and other things that call for your attention. The end of this phase has its pros and cons. After it’s over you get to see the person for who they are and can decide if you see a definite future with them which can either turn out good or bad. You also gain a sense of commitment knowing that they actually passed the phase. A lot of lines are crossed and you start to feel closer to your partner because you can talk about/do things that you wouldn’t necessarily do before. For some people the honeymoon phase never ends and everyday it’s like they’re falling in love all over again. But for others, life happens and sometimes the spark just dwindles down. It’s rare for people to be able to hold that level of enthusiasm for such a long time without some sort of decline or change so no, nothing will be as it was in the beginning.
“Infatuation is when you find somebody who is absolutely perfect. Love is when you realize that they aren’t and it doesn’t matter.“
The honeymoon phase does end for some but that doesn’t mean that the relationship does as well. It’s all about making things work to the both of your liking and making sure that you both know the interest and love is still there. It’s not always about going out of your way to express your love, the little things count the most. Relationships move from one stage to the next without us being aware, one day you can like someone very much and the next day you wake up and want to tell them how much you love them.
Choose your relationships wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company – Unknown.
Thanks for reading, Be Blessed and Stay Humble.
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