There really isn’t a lot of new things to say about the blissful beauty of the honeymoon period. Millions of books have been written about the topic. Tons of terrible movies have been made about the topic, as well as the slow downfall of the honeymoon period.
The honeymoon period will inevitably end. For people who have had relationships for over about six months, it has to end. It is a healthy part of any relationship. The fact that it has to end does not necessarily mean it should end quickly. As a matter of fact, men and women, girls and boys, in this honeymoon phase can actually extend it out a little while longer.
Don’t Rush the Important Talks
Every relationship should eventually have to go through the important talks. These things can both induce a headache, stir some stress, and move the relationship forward. They also move the relationship out of the honeymoon period and into a deeper and more intimate kind of relationship. They will happen in time, but they do not need to be rushed. Embrace these conversations naturally as new challenges unfold.
One such conversation is the fact of a mother or father relationship, or the desire to have children. Don’t push them because the answers are itching away. Young couples can take things slow when it comes to talking about the big consequential matters of a relationship.
Make Sure Other Things are Happening
It is easier said than done, this is true, but the best relationships are the ones that aren’t all encompassing. Having an activity that is personal (not involving a partner) is a healthy way to extend the honeymoon period. What fuels the honeymoon period is longing, and that will fade quickly if two lovebirds are able to spend all their time together. Sure, it may seem great and it is what they want when they are in it. But, it is non-sustainable.
Having some time apart (not time apart in the relationship, just activity time apart) builds up that longing a little more. Young relationships can master the art of being apart, even just for a little while.