Updated: Jun 10, 2021
One of the most common phrases you hear about relationships is the "honeymoon phase". The honeymoon phase can be described as the early stage of your relationship where things are at their best, and you are putting your best foot forward in terms of behavior, appearance, and more. At this point, you are incredibly happy, patient, and confident in your relationship. Over time, this honeymoon phase can dwindle as you get to know each other more and become more comfortable. Once you are out of the honeymoon phase, you can notice the difference and question your relationship. If you are at this point and are starting to face some doubts, we offer insight into signs that you may be out of the honeymoon phase of your relationship.
3 signs you are no longer in the honeymoon phase
1) Intimacy is lower
If you find yourself struggling to connect to your partner on an intimate level, that may be one of the most significant signs you are no longer in the honeymoon phase. As you become more comfortable with each other and the "newness" fades, this is time to evaluate your relationship. You can rekindle this by taking steps to become more attentive to eachother in that regard and showing that you care and feel attracted to them.
2) You disagree more
At the beginning of a relationship, it's common for people to be more agreeable. Over time, as people spend more time with each other, they often start disagreeing with each other and becoming more comfortable in doing so. Disagreeing can be a good thing, as that shows you are setting the appropriate boundaries. But in the early stages of a relationship, people tend to avoid disagreeing to appear more agreeable and friendly. If you now disagree more with your relationship, you may be out of the honeymoon phase.
3) You start having doubts
Are you now having doubts about your relationship? Often, a sign of the end of the honeymoon phase is that there are now many questions that are brought to the table. You may be unsure if you feel the same way and if this relationship will last long-term. These are all common questions that arise. Now it is time to consider your relationship and the happiness that it brings you now that the newness has worn off.