The honeymoon phase starts soon after you meet your partner and continues for some time like two years or more depending on how you develop your relationship. In this period, you think only about romance and don’t want to notice the off-putting traits of your partner.
What Is Honeymoon Phase?
It is the time when you plan romantic dinner dates, look for opportunities to come close to your partner, and don’t hesitate in doing funny things for them. But soon you feel like losing steam and the first sign of the ending of the honeymoon phase is when you or your partner starts looking for faults in each other’s behavior.
What Is The Science Of The Honeymoon Phase?
The honeymoon phase starts when specific hormones become active in your body and mind. For example, take oxytocin and dopamine. They are called feel-good hormones and they play a crucial role in developing strong feelings towards each other. The feel-good hormones also increase the level of cortisol or the stress hormone. Together these hormones make couples blind to their imperfections.
Soon comes the time when hormone level stabilizes and you start recognizing the traits that could be unacceptable to you. Similarly, your partner starts noticing faults in your personality.
How Do You Know That Your Honeymoon Phase Is Over?
The duration of the honeymoon phase depends on factors like your age, responsibilities, family structure, and personal liking and disliking. As the romance continues, you demand more attention, love, and obeisance. It is because you want to maintain the high level of hormones by additional factors. In other words, you want to see reasons for being in love forever.
10 Signs That Your Honeymoon Phase Is Over
- You Don’t Find Her Cute Anymore
You are obsessed with their laughter, dimples, and sleepy voice but now you don’t find those traits endearing. It isn’t that you don’t love them but that you start noticing their other traits as well.
- You Start Getting Disturbed With Their Habits
You like their laughter but you don’t like the way they laugh or the moments they choose to laugh at. Also, you could find their speech impediments, chewing noises, and the habit of nose biting more disturbing.
- Compliments Become Scarce
Compliments become a thing of the past when the honeymoon phase is over. You start feeling that there was no need to give compliments or expect the same from them. Earlier you used to give and receive compliments on everything you both do for each other.
- You Feel Awaken From Daydreaming
It is difficult to ignore the facts for a long time and soon comes the time when you start noticing the long-ignored problems. Also, by the time you recognize problems, you are already overburdened by them.
- You No More Say Or Hear ‘I Love You’
During the honeymoon phase, you used to say ‘I Love You’ at the end of every communication. But later in the phase, you find other things … Read more