honeymoon stage

honeymoon stage

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 stage 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 stage ends.
See also: honeymoon, stage

honeymoon stage

verb
See also: honeymoon, stage
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Cam and Mitch have finally adjusted to their life as newlyweds and they have finally gotten over the hurdle of transitioning from the honeymoon stage into normal life.
If he isn't enough for her in the honeymoon stage of their relationship, how will she behave in five or 10 years, when their lives have fallen into the daily grind that happens in all long-term relationships?
Coleen says After only two years you should definitely still be in the honeymoon stage.
Perhaps his popularity is still in the honeymoon stage, that he's yet to prove himself as the man attempting to scour the Church.
I have always had a fantastic relationship with my husband Andy, but we have gone back to the honeymoon stage.
Meanwhile, the young couple find the transition from honeymoon stage to married life a tricky one.
It is common and quite natural to be disappointed after your honeymoon stage is over and Marriage Education skills are invaluable then in helping you handle the realities of married life;
Chaps and young ladies using such aids will be found out well before they get to the honeymoon stage today.
You can paint it in a very dark manner - you know it was decadent, and yes it was quite decadent - but decadence is very enjoyable" Sir Mick Jagger on the early days of the Rolling Stones "We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th century country" Defence Secretary Liam Fox "They are in the honeymoon stage, but it will be like all marriages.
Bulgariana, the English-language version of the book launched in 2009 *, offers us a series of amusing anecdotes about life in Sofia and beyond, full of wry observations about the national character and those charming idiosyncrasies (at the honeymoon stage anyway--they can veer towards annoying later) that make Bulgaria so inimitable.
The anthropologist Kalervo Oberg identifies 'Cultural Shock' in four stages, such as the Honeymoon Stage, the Crisis or Cultural Shock Stage, the Adjustment or Recovery Stage and the Adaptation Stage.
When couples get past the honeymoon stage in their relationship they seem to settle down a bit, and sex isn't as important any more.
It would be nice to see a celebrity marriage last beyond the honeymoon stage for once.
She's been with basketball player Tony Parker for two years, and is clearly still in the honeymoon stage.