Coping with the End of the Honeymoon Period

Coping with the End of the Honeymoon Period

Coping with the End of the Honeymoon Period

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Coping with the End of the Honeymoon Period

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Whether you’ve been together for years before you get married, or your relationship has been a bit of a whirlwind romance, life as newlyweds is exciting. Your wedding adds a new spark to your relationship. You’re suddenly more appreciative of each other, you want to spend all of your time together, and everything seems a little more shiny. The romance is back, you are excited to be around each other again, and life is good.

If you’re lucky, the excitement of the honeymoon period will last for a good few years. Then, it starts to fade. This is when a lot of couples begin to have doubts, when life becomes normal. When your days are the same, and the sheen has worn off. Well, if you want your marriage to last the test of time, you need to know how to cope with the end of the honeymoon period.

Deal with Any Serious Problems

Sometimes, the honeymoon period ends because it’s time. It’s run its course, and it’s time to move on to the next stage of your marriage. This is normal, and it happens to us all. But, sometimes a marriage is shaken out of the honeymoon period ahead of time by a serious problem. If this is the case, you need to confront the issues before you can move on. Communicate openly and honestly, address your concerns, consider searching for “marriage retreats near me” or speaking to a marriage therapist. Whatever you do, don’t just ignore it.

Text Each Other

In the modern world, a big part of a new romance is texting, and messaging online. We get excited when our phone beeps, we send each other texts just to check in or to say something sweet. It’s exciting, and it brings a smile to our faces. By the end of the honeymoon period, your texts are more likely to be along the lines of “remember to get milk” than anything more flirtatious. Start texting again, perhaps not with the same ferociousness as when you’d just met, but more than the mundane. Be flirty and be romantic.

Plan Something Big

Marriage is a long haul, and the majority of it is boring everyday life. It’s working, getting the kids dressed, cooking, tea, and going to bed early. If you think of the rest of your life in terms of the dull day-to-day, it can seem like a long time to go. So, make sure you and your partner have always got something big planned — a holiday or a project to look forward to and get excited about.


Once we’re married, we stop dating. Why? Date nights are a great way to restore some intimacy, try new things together, get some time on your own away from the stresses of everyday life, and to make an effort for each other. Get dressed up and go out for dinner at least once a month. If you’ve got kids and struggle to get out, try home date nights instead.

Be Intimate

It’s probably fair to say that for most couples, their sex life is never quite as rampant as the first year or two. But, intimacy is about more than just sex. Hold hands while you walk to the shop. Cuddle up on the sofa. Touch each other as much as you can.

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