Falling in love is an incredible experience that spans over time, but nothing beats the I-can't-keep-my-hands-off-you honeymoon phase.It's that extraordinary time when the only thing you can focus on is your partner and the only thing you want to do is spend time together.The entire world feels like it's been reduced to you two.
Enjoy the sex three times per day and happy-for-no-reason feeling because, once it's gone, it won't happen again. You remain madly in love and consistently romantic with your partner, it just requires more work and conscious effort.
Whether you're just starting out in a new relationship or have recently tied the knot, the honeymoon phase is certainly a glorious place to be. Remember how Mom used to serve shrimp cocktail and fawn over your new boyfriend? In a study published in Social Science Research, researcher Spencer James found that all the fanfare during the honeymoon phase reinforces your intense love for each other, but this outpour of support eventually fades over time.
Who wouldn't want to take a vacation in the land of love filled with googly-eyes, heavy petting and poop-free conversations? At this point, you're no longer in the honeymoon phase and are now reliant upon each other to be the cheerleaders of your relationship.
That doesn't mean your social circle doesn't love what you’ve got going on, it just means they don't need the play-by-play of your magical night with a bottle of wine and watching “Chocolat.”During the honeymoon phase, you literally feel like you just took a big hit of Whitney Houston as she serenades you with “I Will Always Love You.” These intense feelings of attraction and ecstasy are hypothesized to be caused by elevated levels of nerve growth factor (NGF), which increases euphoria and connection.
Before you become acclimated to your partner over time, you can't help but put them on a pedestal.
You say outrageous statements like, “You're the best thing that's ever happened to me,” and “What would I do without you?
” because it really feels as if they've been missing from your life up until now.
Post-honeymoon phase, being with your partner becomes your reality.
You might still believe he's the best person on the planet (second to Yoncé), but you no longer have your head in the clouds about who he truly is.