Essentially, this is the part of the relationship where you and your partner are head over heels in love, wanting to spend every waking moment together, and constantly gushing to anyone that will listen about how happy you are. Admittedly, this part of a relationship is pretty awesome. When the honeymoon phase ends though, and trust us, it will, it can be pretty tough. You can start to question things, and wonder if this relationship is even right for you at all.
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The real work begins once the honeymoon phase ends. The way your significant other smiles, laughs, talks, and even moves fills you with delight. Depending on the situation, this state of euphoria can last a few months and wanes over two to four years. Once the infatuation fades, the feeling your partner can do no wrong is replaced by more realistic thoughts. Here are some signs the honeymoon phase is over.
Signs That Your Relationship’s Honeymoon Phase Is Officially Over
During the first few weeks or months of a relationship, I'm always skeptical of my feelings for the other person. After all, I've been warned that these early feelings can be chalked up to the honeymoon phase , when you're infatuated with the thrill of a new relationship and just excited that your partner wants to date you. But according to research, the honeymoon phase lasts from 12 to 24 months. That's up to two years!
But what is it, exactly? How long does it last? And what does it mean when you transition out of it?