The honeymoon period tends to last anywhere between 6 months and a year.
The irritating things you overlooked now come into clearer view and the silly cute things aren’t quite as silly or cute as they once were.
With any luck, neither of you are solely in love with the feeling of being *in love* and have something more sturdy to steady your relationship on.
Friendship comes into play, trust and dependability come to the forefront.
Your favorite person is probably still very attractive to you, but you see beyond their hot abs, tight butt and chiseled jaw or sultry curves.
So after you are over the obsessive stage, step back and re-evaluate. Although you might not be jumping each other’s bones everyday (if you still do, props to you) that doesn’t mean that you have to cut out the romance all together.
Most relationships naturally progress through three stages.
That initial magic starts to fade, the rush you got when your partner entered the room disappears, and everything just seems less… When you're caught up in a brand new relationship it's hard to imagine that this could ever happen, but it's pretty hard to avoid really.
That means that it takes people by surprise, causing many to mistake the end of the honeymoon period for the end of their entire relationship, to mistake the loss of excitement for the loss of love.
So here’s what to do next to keep your relationship as strong as it was in the very beginning.