(Closed) How long did your HM period last? Married or unmarried

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How long?

    6 mo or less

    6 mo-1 yr

    1 yr-1.5 yr

    1.5-2 yr

    2 yr +

  • Post # 3
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It definitely took 2 years for me!  That’s why I’m a fan of longer relationships/engagements for myself; the honeymoon period is fantastic but it takes me awhile to get out of it and I want to make sure I can deal with the person when I’m not honeymooning it up. 

    Post # 5
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    It took several years for us, too. But the good news is that once you get married, you get to start a new “honeymoon period”!

    Post # 6
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I hope mine lasts a lifetime. Naive but hopeful. lol

    Post # 7
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

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    @garden_bride:  That’s what we’re hoping about our married honeymoon period. 😉

    Post # 8
    4499 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I answered “6 months or less” because I realized he was human very early on, lol. I feel like I’ve always seen him pretty clearly, faults and all. That said, my heart still starts to beat a little faster when I know I’m going to see him, and I just still feel very much “in love” with him, after 4 years… 

    So, no honeymoon period, just the real thing, I guess?

    Post # 9
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @stillme:  same for me! I always feel weird when people talk about a honeymoon period because I don’t think we really had one. Maybe for like 4 months? But it doesn’t matter to me becasue we are still very much in love now as we were 6 years ago, if not even more.

    Post # 11
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our relationship has been such a rollercoaster from the beginning that I honestly have no idea when the Honeymoon prior ended, probably the day he asked me to be his girlfriend lol.

    Yet I am still here, trying to make it all work. The things we do for love, I tell ya.

    Maybe we will get a new honeymoon period after our wedding, but i am not really holding my breath.

    Post # 12
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Hmm… I don’t know. We were bestest friends for 8 years before we even started dating, and knew EVERYTHING about each other faults, fears and weirdness in all.  He knew my temper and I knew how stubborn he is, and we knew what buttons to push. It think that this sums it up.

    “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”


    Post # 13
    6432 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I guess it depends what you mean by ‘honeymoon period’. For me, it’s that first flush of love/lust/romance, where you can’t keep your hands off each other and are having sex all the time; and this lasted about 2.5 years for us.

    If you define it in terms of knowing your partner is human, and knowing their flaws, and vice versa, I’d say a couple of months; but for me that isn’t the definition of the honeymoon period; I think you have to be quite blinkered to think anyone is perfect.

    I prefer our relationship now the honeymoon period is over; it’s still exciting, we still do new things, we still have a great sex life, we still go on ‘dates’ frequently, etc, but it feels more ‘settled’; it’s hard to explain. I do think though it’s so important to be past the honeymoon period before getting engaged, which is why I’m always a little dubious of very quick engagements.

    Post # 15
    12 posts

    Well, we moved in together at the 6 month point. So… six months or less 🙂

    Post # 16
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I dont think we had a honeymoon period.  I had known my Fiance for about 5 years before we got involved with each other.  And we had been experenced some pretty intense situations together before anything sparked.  Nothing says bonding like working together to pull a 36week pregnant woman out of a storm water drain in the middle of a major flash flooding event. haha.

    So yeah, I knew alot about him before we got involved.  He had already pissed me off a million times.  And there was actually a period where I used to hang up on him when he rang because I didnt want to hear it anymore (firebrigade related, not personal).

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