During the early phases of a relationship -- the so-called "honeymoon stage" -- partners are still getting to know what makes each other tick. It's an exhilarating time when the thrill of the unknown makes everything seem possible. This period may last for weeks, months or even a couple of years if you are lucky ; it all depends on external circumstances and how the couple approaches the relationship. In every relationship, the honeymoon stage comes to an end, and for many couples this can be make-or-break time.
How Long Does the Honeymoon Phase Last in a New Relationship?
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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! I've never even been in a relationship for more than two years, so how do I know if my relationships have been based on genuine love or just early infatuation? The honeymoon phase is over when "romantic partners lose some of their 'newness' and the excitement fades — and, for many people, the unhappy reality sinks in," certified counselor Jonathan Bennett, founder of Double Trust Dating , tells Bustle.
How to Move Past the Honeymoon Stage Without Breaking Up
The honeymoon phase of dating is honestly one of the best times in a relationship. Not only do you constantly agree, but the fighting is minimum and everything is so easy! Do you know how to tell if you are in the honeymoon phase of dating? I've got all of the tips below!
We all know the honeymoon phase well. You know you're in it when you've just started dating someone new, your stomach fills up with butterflies, and every single thing you do together feels exciting. If you find yourself smiling all the time for no reason, you're definitely in it — and that new relationship glow is quite the feeling.