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How Long Does The Honeymoon Phase Last? 4 Things You Should Know

So how long does the honeymoon phase last? In my first marriage, it lasted a couple of years. In my second marriage, it’s still going after fifteen years.

The truth is, trying to predict how long the honeymoon phase will last for any couple is fraught with danger.

There’s too many moving parts. Two many different personalities. People marry for different reasons. Many experts will give you a number of six months but that means they are “lumping everyone into the same basket”.

The key here is learning from those who have been before you. Get inside information on what to expect and avoid.

I could go into a rant right now but I won’t. I will say that if you are in the engagement stage or seriously thinking about “tying the knot”, do some pre-marriage counseling.

The reason is that too many couples are seduced by this honeymoon phase in a relationship and think it will last forever.

When the novelty starts to wear off and they realize it’s just the two of them, it’s almost like “What just happened? Who are you?”

Unless a couple is mature enough to realize it’s just them and they can adjust to being married, they’ll start to drift.

Leading up to a wedding, during it and several months after it can be some of the most magical stages of anyone’s life.

Why not, you’re the center of attention. You love the spotlight being on you. It’s like walking the red carpet in Hollywood.

In this article, I want to reveal some of the little known “secrets” to a long honeymoon with your partner.

There are essentially four stages to the honeymoon phase. Each one is important as it builds into the other.

How Long Does The Honeymoon Phase Last…Forever?

How Long Does The Honeymoon Last
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The honeymoon phase is that elusive time in a relationship when everything seems perfect. You feel blessed to have found each other and you can’t imagine being happier.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t last forever. Many will tell you the average honeymoon phase usually lasts for about six months on average.

I want you to grasp what it takes to create to a long honeymoon phase so that you can maintain a deep and lasting connection with your spouse or partner.

But I also want you to understand some of the reasons why the honeymoon period may not last as long as we would want it to.

The “secret” to a long-lasting honeymoon period is spending quality time with each other every day. This doesn’t mean sitting in separate corners of the house or watching TV at opposite ends.

Ready for the four steps?

They are as follows:

  1. First, find someone who appreciates your lifestyle.
  2. Second, become the best version of yourself for them.
  3. Third, take care of your own needs to show that you care about their needs as well.
  4. Fourth, commit unconditionally and trust each other completely.

Pretty simple right? It’s not rocket science. Look at your partner, are they someone who appreciates your lifestyle.

If they’re not, it could present problems down the track.

Right now, everything is great. You don’t have a problem in the world. But this is why I mentioned doing some pre-marriage counseling prior to your marriage.

A good marriage counselor will tell you like it really is. If there are underlying problems being hidden right now, they’ll find it.

Once you understand the first step, the other three really take care of themselves.

Honeymoon Phase Recap

So let’s recap what we’ve just said.

The first step is to find out more about who they are – this includes their likes, dislikes, and what they want in life.

The second step would be to do things for them – this could be anything from cooking dinner or doing their laundry to buying them their favorite flowers or taking them on an adventure of their choice.


Don’t look at this as becoming a slave. A relationship is a team effort. You bring your skills, they bring theirs and you combine them to create something special.

The third step is to do things with them – which includes everything from joining in on adventures, meeting new people together, and making time for friends and family.

The fourth step is committing unconditionally. Unless you’re all in in this relationship, what’s the point? If there is an ulterior motive such as money, then I don’t want to hear it.

But if you are serious about making this work, then making a smooth transition from the honeymoon phase to a committed relationship is going to mean being unconditional in your commitment.

One of the things that’s made my marriage work is every morning when I get up, I give my wife a kiss on the cheek before I leave the room. She knows it. That’s telling her I love her, committed to her unconditionally and I’ll do anything for her.

That morning kiss as she’s told me continually, conveys everyone of the three things I just mentioned to her in one.

Create a Strong Foundation for Your Relationship by Preparing to Communicate and Connect with Your Partner

Okay, some advice about relationships.

When you are in a relationship, you want it to last. You have to put in the time and effort to build a strong foundation. It’s not always easy to know where to start, but if you prepare for communication and connection with your partner, it will be much easier.

Being able to communicate effectively is important because it helps keep disagreements at bay.

The same goes for making sure that you are connecting with one another on an emotional level. If these two things are missing from your relationship, then there’s a good chance that things will spiral out of control over time.

Learning how to connect with one another is the key ingredient for lasting relationships.

When both partners focus on building their connection rather than tearing each other down, they will find themselves happier and better.

It’s one thing to show love for each other but to show respect is crucial in having a happy life together. 

No one is perfect – even the most loving relationship needs to be nurtured so that it can grow and become strong. But how do you nurture your relationship? By communicating and connecting with your partner.

Giving yourself space and time apart from your partner is not a sign of a bad relationship. In fact, it’s a sign of a healthy one!

In the modern world, there are more distractions than ever before. With our smartphones always with us and the internet at our fingertips, it can be all too easy to be distracted.

Spending hours scrolling on social media or watching Netflix instead of interacting with your partner in real life will lead to problems.

But what happens when we don’t have enough time to spend with our partners?

How Long Does The Honeymoon Phase Last – Give Yourself Space and Time Apart When Necessary

Giving yourself space and time apart from your partner is not a sign of a bad relationship. In fact, it’s a sign of a healthy one!

In the modern world, there are more distractions than ever before. With our smartphones always with us and the internet at our fingertips, it can be all too easy to distracted.

It can lead to ignoring your partner instead of interacting with them in real life. But what happens when we don’t have enough time to spend with our partners?

When it comes to relationships, everyone needs time apart. Spending quality time with your partner is important, but you need space to stay sane and keep the relationship healthy.

Sit down together and discuss ways that you can take time for yourself while still spending quality time with your significant other. Make sure you are on the same page.

Couples can quickly forget about the things that brought them together in the first place – love and happiness. This happens because people stop prioritizing their partners and think only about themselves instead.

Date Ideas To Make Your Honeymoon Phase Last

The best date ideas for couples are those which involve going out of your way for each other. A great idea might be going on a hiking trip or even just watching a movie together at home as opposed to going out to a pub or club with friends.

A date idea that works great for us but may not be for everyone is spontaneous road trips. For example, living in Florida we’ll occasionally decide to just jump in the car and head to Universal or Disney World. It might be a three to four day trip.

Best of all, we travel light. Like I said, it’s spontaneous and anything we need we buy at our destination.


This is powerful. You grow as a team. You become closer and you trust each other more. How long does the honeymoon phase last? If you do this enough times it will last forever.

Traveling light is important. It’s spontaneous. You don’t have time to pack. Half the stress of traveling is packing and carrying stuff around.

The freedom to just jump in your car and take off is exhilarating. You pick up stuff on the way. It’s actually like being a teenage again. No fear and no care. Just going to have fun and worry about life when we’re done!

Conclusion

How long does the honeymoon phase last? It’s up to you.

How long do you want it to last? Are you prepared to do what it takes to keep it going?

The honeymoon period is a great time to experience the excitement and anticipation of a new relationship.

You go out to dinner together, spend a lot of time with one another and continue to build on the moment.

The same can be said about your first few months as a newly married couple.

In general, your first 3-6 months after being married should be a ‘getting to know you period’.

You should ask questions, come up with date ideas, take time out from each other, and generally try different things to see what sticks for you.

If you’re successful in this period, then it will lead into what’s called “the long honeymoon phase.”

That’s where you want to be.

JD Dean

What started out as an intention to fix my own relationship, has turned into a mission to share my knowledge with as many people as possible. I’m betting your love life has been throwing you lemons. How do I know? You’re reading this page and looking for something that can turn things around for you. It might be making better choices in your partners, improving your current relationship or marriage, identifying signs that will avoid you getting hurt or you just simply want to get off the dating merry-go-round. Maybe my pain can be your gain.

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