honeymoon phase


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.

honeymoon phase

The short amount of time at the beginning of a new relationship, activity, or pursuit when everything goes well and seems to be free of problems. Donna was excited when she started her new job, but once the honeymoon phase was over, she realized that she had more responsibilities than she could handle. Many couples find it difficult to maintain a relationship after the honeymoon phase ends.
See also: honeymoon, phase
References in periodicals archive ?
Unfortunately, the Honeymoon Phase is the shortest, and it cuts both ways.
And it is natural, in the postelection honeymoon phase, to hope that love will triumph over self-interest.
Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson, both centre) are still in the honeymoon phase of their affair, but are their marriages lost causes?
New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester is still in the honeymoon phase of her relationship with her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, when she is diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Still, I won't think that far ahead as we're still in the honeymoon phase with our smoothie maker, at least as far as the kids are concerned.
After the honeymoon phase ends, roommates may start getting on each other's nerves.
The logic behind a Sino-Latin American economic marriage is as strong as ever, but the costly political mistakes made during the honeymoon phase have created skeptics on both sides.
to Elliott, also tells Young on Radio 4 today: "I'm still very much in the honeymoon phase.
He said: "I'm still very much in the honeymoon phase.
Treatment of patients in their well state is similar to treating type 1 diabetes in the honeymoon phase.
He brushed off the idea Abbott is still in the honeymoon phase, saying it is more like the governor and the lawmakers are "getting acquainted at the dance and the partners like each other.
Gerard, 16 RELATIONSHIPS almost always start with a honeymoon phase where both parties, high on hormones, become intoxicated with each other.
She understood that in the early days of a new relationship, after the honeymoon phase has ended, disillusionment often creeps in.
Our problemsolving skills improve as we reduce our negative thinking and accept the reality of the change without the romanticism of the Honeymoon phase.