The wonderful first phase of love. It’s like a drug without any side-effect – it only makes you feel happy. Everything becomes perfect. The honeymoon phase is referred to as the first 1-2 years of love when you feel like you are falling in love again and again. It almost seems like everything is happening just as planned. Or rather, it’s like a dream that seems to be too good to be true. These are some of the things that you might be feeling when you are going through the honeymoon phase:
1. Everything Is Special
When you are in love for the first time, everything around you starts to change. Love is in the air and you are intoxicated by it. The world looks different and that’s because you are always looking at it from your partner’s point of view. Everything that your partner does for you is special and in return, you want to do something special for them too. As a couple, you will be the tale of the town and the spotlight is always on the two of you. And nothing could take that away.
2. Overanalysing Everything
To make everything picture perfect, we need to put in a lot more effort than our usual. That’s why we start analyzing everything closely, like a detective. What does a small twitch in the nose of our partner mean? What could a text like ‘I will be late’ mean when your partner is generally punctual? Your mind is always in an analytic mode, searching for answers. You are always trying to understand the underlying meaning behind any gesture or act of your partner.
3. Every Date Must Have Something Special
Surprises are there all the time. Whenever you are out with your partner, you know that something special is going to happen. Your partner must have planned some kind of fancy surprise and while you may not know what that is, you are sure that it will sweep you off your feet. But that’s not the only thing – even you have brought your special surprise with you. And you are giggling internally to find the time to just reveal it. And the surprise is not just your new dress or perfume. It’s a secret for your partner only.
4. You Have A Lot Of Physical Intimacy
Your sexual drive is on the high and you can feel your partner’s sexual drive skyrocketing too. Both of you want each other badly and you do not want to waste any time to just get to the bed. The intimacy should be perfect and it is so. Because each of you is trying to give your best and satisfy each other!
5. There are no arguments
Fights happen between couples, but you are so perfect that there are no fights that take place. Yes, you have heard the old story that all couples, married or not, fight, but you don’t really believe in it. You will be different. You and your partner are unique people and so, both of you have different opinions, but that’s ok. You are willing to compromise a bit. Compromise and sacrifice are necessary for every relationship after all.
6. Hormones Are High
There are several hormones that get released when we are in the honeymoon phase. During the honeymoon phase, the caudate nucleus which controls memory and learning and ventral tegmental area, which controls our emotion, get activated. Both of these are dopamine-rich areas, so, you get a good surge of happy-hormone dopamine. Also, stress hormones like cortisol are produced. So, it is both a stressful affair and a happy one.
7. You don’t See Any Flaws
Whenever we go out for a date, we look for certain signs which may not be desirable among our partners. If any of these signs start to pop up, then our senses start to tingle and we know that we need to break it off. But not so when we are in the honeymoon phase of our relationship. At that time, we tend to overlook these small flaws, referred to as deal breakers, and continue to be mesmerized by the person that we are dating. They are flawless and there can be no deal breakers present in them. After all, that’s why we are having the best time of our lives when they are with us.
8. It won’t Last Long
Even if you are cushioned in the idea of the honeymoon phase, you know that it won’t last long. Passion starts fast and fades fast and then, you know that it will go away and everything will start to come back to the normal state. You are high on love right now and you don’t want this dream to end. But the fear remains and that’s just eating you up on the inside.
It does not have to be that way though. The honeymoon phase can last longer than we actually give credit to it. All it takes is a bit of effort and a never-ending passion. So, are you capable of it?
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