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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As we are way past the political honeymoon stage, the challenges that confront the Duterte presidency in its second year are far more complex and demanding.
In fact, it helped them extend the honeymoon stage in their relationship.
I was kind of in the honeymoon stage of being out with my mates and enjoying myself.
Most presidents were still in the honeymoon stage of their terms during their second quarter, and enjoyed approval ratings above 60 percent, with former presidents John F.
They only started seeing each other a matter of weeks ago but they're definitely in the honeymoon stage.
There may be an agreement between the city and the paper that editorial independence is a necessity, but those agreements are easy to make during the honeymoon stage.
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?
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.
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.