12 Couples On What Tipped Them Off That The Honeymoon Period Was Over
One minute you find yourself contemplating – over a candlelit home-cooked dinner, nonetheless - how a human could be so perfect. The next, you’re waving away bae’s farts while the two of you binge-watch The Bachelor. Sound familiar?
Here, via Reddit, 12 women in long-term relationships share the moment they knew the honeymoon period was done and dusted.
1. "When he started going to the bathroom without closing the door, and I started going in to brush my hair while he was in there."
2. "When we started squeezing each other's spots."
3. "Right now, trying to file our taxes for the first time as a married couple. What a nightmare."
4. "It comes in waves for me honestly. I go through a honeymoon cycle every so often, where we are like a new couple or newlyweds all over again. All giggly and touchy and smiley. When we left it for real the first time, I knew it because I felt comfortable. I didn't need to brag to anyone about anything. I didn't want to bone every second of every day. It was enough just watching TV or reading books side by side. I like this part even more than the honeymoon phase."
5. "We started farting next to each other."
6. "When he started playing VR later than I can stay up. Nothing says 'one player game' like strapping a screen to your face and shutting the door most weekend nights."
7. "When he started giving me a lot of detailed descriptions of his bowel movements."
8. "I'm about to that point right now. I am getting annoyed when we sleep in the same bed or hang out, and I have built up a lot of resentment over some things. Grudges are easy to form and so hard to let go of. The cheery, silly love is [just] about gone and it's not the honeymoon [anymore] in a sad/not good way."
9. "About four months in, we moved in with each other and he pooped so loud I heard it across the room from the bathroom. I laughed, he laughed, we got married a year and a bit later. It's been 11 years since and we still laugh at each other's poop sounds... Or any bodily function."
10. "I'm kind of in [this] spot [now]. I wouldn't say it's the same kind of feeling as when we started. I'm not fluttery and scared he won't like me. I feel safe in knowing he probably won't go anywhere after almost three years. I trust him a lot more. I'm still learning a lot about him. It's just not as new [because] I have context. But I really like that feeling. It's just an evolution of the relationship."
11. "When we started being honest with each other, even if it pissed [us] off."
12. "When he seemed comfortable giving me a Dutch Oven."