(Closed) How long did the "honeymoon" phase last?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, nothing changed much for us after we got married since we already lived together. Our honeymoon phased ended a while ago a few months into dating I’d say.  I much prefer stability and balance we have in our relationship now.

Post # 4
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We lived together for four years before the wedding, so our honeymoon phase lasted as long as the honeymoon lol. Seriously lol. 

I made the joke as soon as we got home that on the honeymoon he was “honey smoosh smoosh” all the time and the day we got home it was all “Hey, do I have any clean underwear?”

Uh, honeymoon over. 

Post # 5
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

SO and I have been together for 7 years, living together for 6. I can only asume that things will pretty much feel the same after we are married. It will be interesting to see other’s responses.

Post # 6
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We’re not married yet, but idk if we’ll have a 2nd honeymoon phase once we’re married? For us, the honeymoon phase of our relationship lasted about a year…but it was until about the 1 1/2 mark. The first 6 months of our relationship, we were NOT in the honeymoon phase. It was LDR and it was hard work.

We’ve only been out of the honeymoon phase for like 6-8 months. I noticed it ended because we started fighting more lol

Post # 7
9839 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We were together 7 years before getting married, so nothing changed for us other than the rings on our fingers.

Post # 8
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, we’re still only 1.5 years in, but I don’t feel like it’s over yet! Love DH to bits. Marriage was definitely a life change for us as we weren’t living together beforehand (though had dated for 4 years), but it’s been great so far. It’s not all glamour, but I don’t feel like there was ever a dip in the relationship, iykwim. 


Post # 9
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, we’ve been married for three years, and I don’t feel like there ever was a point where it just wasn’t as nice anymore! So either we never had a honeymoon phase, or we’re still in it! Haha. We didn’t live together before we were married, so moving in together was so fun and enjoyable, but I still feel that way now! 

Post # 10
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Good question! We didn’t have the honeymoon stage of new marriage because we had lived together before. Three years into our marriage, we are still a very passionate and affectionate couple. I hear “I love you” at least twice a week, we send racy emails and we kiss often.

Post # 11
7308 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Well we’ve been married for almost 2 years and living together for more than 3. I’m still waiting for the honeymood phase to end. 🙂


Post # 12
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@PrincessPerry:  Haha this sounds like my husband.


I think it is different for everyone, definitely for those who already lived together beforehand. My husband and I have been together for over 3 years and we are always around each other and I’m astonished that we aren’t sick of each other. Before we got married, we were renting a room from some people and we were literally trapped in our room with one another due to the people who owned the house not being accomedating/being extremely filthy and while we had our arguments and frustrations, we had so much fun together. We are lucky enough to be around each other all day and still play and laugh, which has always been our thing. As long as that doesn’t end, I’d say that we’re still doing good!

Post # 13
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@amoret11:  for us the honeymoon stage lasted until we had our first child which was 12 months in. Dynamics changed a lot with the extra responsibility.

We however have always made time for each other. Now our children are older i get more time with my husband which has made us even more in love than ever:)))) 

Post # 14
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@UK Bride:  My answer is pretty much identical to yours. We’ve been married 1.5 years and it is still excitement and butterflies and adoration…I hope it keeps up.

We were together almost 5 years before marrying, but we did not live together.

I’m worried when we have kids, that the romance will fade…I guess we’ll just have to try to work at it more then.

Post # 15
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i think it’s still going. i haven’t noticed any decline in the mushiness or the romance and i still get excited to see him every time i come home from work. 

we married in october 2012 and lived together since early 2010.

Post # 16
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’ve been living together for over a year, so i don’t think getting married will change anything. We definitely had a honeymoon phase that lasted probably the first year of our relationship. Now it is a stable solid relationship, but still really loving. I much prefer the complete comfort of a stable relationship to the butterflies of the honeymoon phase.

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