The “honeymoon phase” of any relationship is described as the period where everything is new and exciting and both parties are more in love with each other than ever. People tend to have lots of firsts during this time and the problems/issues experienced are usually brushed aside.
But it’s not a period that lasts forever, according to most couples. There’s something that usually happens that signals the end of the honeymoon phase and we have some couples who are about to let you know when and what happened to stop it. If you’d like to read about some of the crazy, funny and touching moments that ended the honeymoon phase, just scroll down.
40. Forget the Honeymoon, The Marriage Was Over
I lived overseas at the time, and I had been away for six weeks for work. I came home to find my wife in full relations with a woman she met online from the UK. We had talked about such things but never acted upon them.
I dropped my bags after the uncomfortable conversation and took a walk. I came back an hour later and they had moved to the bed. Yeah, the honeymoon was over.
39. It Wasn’t All Sunshine and Roses
When my husband went to the doctor for a swollen arm, he wound up in the ICU for four months; there were so many surgeries I can’t even count. When we went into the hospital, I had to fill out the paperwork; they wanted me to decide about a DNR order (do not resuscitate) and we had been married less than a year.
I remember going home, alone, that first night at about 3 am, after leaving him at the hospital, and collapsing on the floor as soon as I got in the door, sobbing and terrified that he wouldn’t make it; that he would throw a clot in the night and die. I realized that less than six months into our married life, it wasn’t all about sunshine and roses.
38. No Amount of Champagne and Oysters…
We love each other as much as ever and I would say our marriage is even stronger now, but the honeymoon is definitely over when your husband has had to bathe your elderly relative while you scrub poop off the floor. There’s no amount of champagne and oysters that will make you forget everything you have to do.
But on the other hand, we each know the other one is in it for the long haul. The honeymoon is over, but the marriage is going to last a lifetime, so I’m okay with that.
37. Marry Your Best Friend and the Honeymoon is Never Over
On my honeymoon, we made passionate love to each other; sometimes we had a bit too much bubbly and sometimes we laid around eating rich junk food, watching trashy tv. And we talked constantly. We never ran out of things to talk about. That was over five years ago.
We still have an amazing time in bed; not every day, but often enough. We still have fun and eat rich junk food while watching trashy tv. And we still haven’t run out of anything to talk about. Marry your best friend and the honeymoon is never over.
36. After We Trusted Each Other With Our Butts
Ours happened the day we waxed each other’s butts with a home waxing kit. We just wanted to know what waxing was like so we bought a kit at Walgreens and really went crazy with it. As weird as it sounds, it was actually kind of a sweet moment between us. We hadn’t even been together a full year yet and I had never been so intimate and vulnerable with another person before.
But he didn’t make fun of me or make me feel gross; he just did it. Then I repaid the favor and we both enjoyed our smooth butts together. I remember feeling so comfortable with him after that, like I could trust him with anything.
35. When She Let It Go
It happened on the honeymoon itself. I peed and farted in front of my husband for the first time with the door wide open.
I said, “Get out of here!” while laughing. We do it now all the time. Our honeymoon created the long-lasting change we needed to have a good relationship.
34. When I Realized How Important He Was
I always thought that the honeymoon phase never ended, but two and a half years in, I’ve definitely realized that it more so ended. I knew because we grew a lot closer in realizing that our relationship is more than just staying over on weekends and occasional family dinners. He’s a staple in my life that I wouldn’t like to live without.
We still have our mushy love moments occasionally, but we live our relationship with more reality now, realizing that that isn’t how the relationship will go for however much longer it goes ON.
33. With The Door Wide Open
Our honeymoon phase was over when I saw her taking a poop with the door wide open.
We’re still deeply in love, but we’re not in the honeymoon phase.
32. The Night Poop Song
If I leave the bed to poop at night, my wife starts singing “workin’ on my night poops” to the tune of Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.”
Our honeymoon is definitely over after she created a song for my nightly routine.
31. Tons of Issues
The first thing out of her mouth when I made her a breakfast bagel sandwich was a question about if I’d washed the tomato that was on it; she used a tone of voice where she implied that I hadn’t and she wasn’t pleased. Then there were the pregnancy hormones, and the disagreements over how to discipline the kids, at whose parents’ house we were spending the different holidays.
And there was more. We argued about whether I felt respected, whether she felt loved, misunderstanding what the other was implying when they said things that made us angry and whether opened pickles should be stored refrigerated or not. We’ll hit 18 years in February and we’re still madly in love even though there have been tenuous times.
30. After the World-Ending Fart
We were laying in bed after spending some “quality time” together. She got up to sit at the foot of the bed and I realize I have to release a massive world-ending fart. I tried to roll out of bed and leave the room like a gentleman, but she wanted to spend some extra time with me, so she jokingly grabbed me as I tried to roll off the bed.
Her foot then kicked into my butt from amusement and opened the stargate into a separate dimension. At that moment, I unleashed a WWII, Geneva convention banned chemical warfare directly in-line with her open mouth. She gagged and vomited a little, then we both crumpled over and laughed for a good five to ten minutes.
29. Once I Cleaned His Ears
There’s nothing like sharing personal hygiene habits to kill a good honeymoon. I would clean my his ears with q-tips (I know you’re not supposed to, but oh well). This wouldn’t be so bad, but he never cleaned his ears.
He asked me to do it after months of him not cleaning, leading to the most disgusting looking q-tips I’ve ever seen.
28. Help With Hemorrhoids
I know it’s completely normal to be there to help your wife “in sickness and in health,” but it will never not be strange having to help her spray medication/insert preparation H to relieve her hemorrhoids.
The honeymoon was definitely done after the first time.
27. Right After the Honeymoon
Ours was over, quite literally, when we came back from our honeymoon. She was starting to feel a little ill a couple of weeks after we got married, and it turns out I got her pregnant on the wedding night.
I certainly welcomed the addition (and later a second) to our family because our sons are awesome. I’m still not sure, though, what would have been the best way to deal with it. There have been times when the communication between my wife and has really sucked; we’ve hurt each other and some trust has been damaged. But there’s still plenty of love, and we’ve built 11 years together.
26. Evening Conversations in the Bathroom
Every night, when I got home from work, I undressed and pooped in the master bath.
My wife likes to bring the two kids (both under two and a half) into the bedroom and have a conversation with me while I take my evening poop. Yea, the honeymoon is over.
25. When I Was Her Lookout
Ours was over when I watched out for cars coming while she had horrific diarrhea on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere.
Just a bit of advice, do not leave the house for 24 hours after taking Dulcolax!
24. End of the Honeymoon Means End of the Relationship
We broke up when our honeymoon phase was over; she missed being taken out on dates and me spending two-thirds of my wage on her and calling her nearly every night to chat when we couldn’t meet up.
Honestly, after two years of this “honeymoon phase,” I was exhausted and secretly relieved when we broke up.
23. A Lack of Lovemaking
With my first wife, I realized the honeymoon phase was over when we didn’t make love, even once, on our actual honeymoon. I spent two weeks saying to myself, “Ohhhh, crap. What have I done?”
When I brought up the fact one week into our trip, she told me, “lots of women are so stressed out after the wedding that they don’t want to do it.” I stuck it out for five years, during which we made love about once every two months on average. She is now my ex.
22. When He Included His Mom
My honeymoon phase ended the night of the wedding when my husband insisted we spend the evening with his mother.
I tried to make it work, but it was hard, and the mother-in-law was too much a part of our/my life. After a year and a half, I left and went to Europe.
21. A Sudden Silence
My husband and I have been together for years and we’re super comfortable with each other at this point. But one day, about three years into our relationship, I knew the honeymoon phase was over.
He fell asleep during sex once, that’s when I knew.
20. When I Gave Him the Full Report
He was dealing with really bad hemorrhoids for almost two weeks and he was absolutely MISERABLE.
I told him to drop his pants and lean over the bed. I pulled his butt cheeks apart and inspected them and gave him a full report. No one does that in the honeymoon phase, right?
19. It Didn’t Take Away from the Honeymoon Phase
I guess me and my boyfriend are weird. He accidentally farted in front of me pretty early on in our relationship. He was mortified, so I farted too. After that, it’s been a thing, even fart competitions at times.
Since it happened during our honeymoon phase, it just became this cute thing we did (and still do). It didn’t take anything away from our swooning.
18. When We Left Bed
I guess it was over when we could actually do other stuff than lie in bed all day and just make love and cuddle. We’re still cuddling and being intimate, and we’re still completely disgusting to people around us (kissing, making out, the cutesy texts and all that).
I don’t think that will ever stop, but it’s nice to be able to leave the bed.
17. When He Told Me His Secret
Ours was over when my boyfriend confided that he hadn’t pooped in several days and was considering going to the ER. I’m sure he was embarrassed because no one wants to be constipated, let alone talk about it.
But I was kind of touched that he felt comfortable enough in our relationship to tell me, even though it’s an unpleasant topic.
16. The Realizations
When I realized I’d rather Netflix and chill with a family-size pizza than with him, I knew it was over.
More seriously, it was done when we stopped tempering our controversial opinions around one another.
15. When I Had to Relieve Him
My husband was severely constipated to the point that couldn’t pass anything. An enema wouldn’t work because it was just a huge mass that all wanted to come out at once, like a crowd of panicked people trying to escape a burning building through the same tiny door.
So I did what any gross, loving partner would do and put on a latex glove, lubed up a finger and digitally uncompacted him. He definitely was not as grateful as he probably should have been and the honeymoon phase was officially over.
14. When There Was Less Lovemaking
I knew the honeymoon phase was over when we stopped making love every day. Now it’s probably once a week because of his low libido and I’m too lazy to bother otherwise.
It works well for us though and I wouldn’t trade him for the world!
13. No Longer In Sync
I knew it was done when we weren’t able to argue effectively or could not come to an agreement, when our need for being physical differed significantly, as well as our need to be intimate.
I think it happens to everyone, and as long as the love is still there, we’ll be alright.
12. The Signs
I knew it was over when we were constantly fighting, our love life had significantly diminished (in my opinion), I was getting annoyed by him very easily and I didn’t want to be around him all the time.
I still love him to death, but the honeymoon phase is long gone.
11. An Unconventional Honeymoon Phase
For me, it happened really quickly. We had a rocky start; he dumped me three months in and I still had to work with him. Another six months went by and we got back together, but I was a lot more realistic. He wasn’t the perfect guy I thought he was, and he could very well crush me again. I saw things very clearly, and we had a rough patch for a while.
Fast forward four years and we’ve been living together for almost a year now. He’s my favorite person in the world, and he still gives me butterflies when I look at him. He’ll walk in and talk to me while I’m pooping and I’ll pop his back pimples, but the romance is still very alive. We can’t keep our hands off each other. Really, it’s different for every couple. There’s no formula for when it’ll happen or how it will affect you. But for me? I’ll take this stage over the honeymoon phase any day.
10. Honeymoon Was Over, While He Slept
My husband once farted so hard he woke himself up, then angrily told me not to touch his butt while he’s trying to sleep.
I was shocked for a second (he never raises his voice, and he definitely did there) then started laughing so hard I thought I was going to pee. The honeymoon phase was over then, but I was so happy.
9. Our First Argument
I probably stopped feeling like everything was perfect the first time we got in an argument. He’s still my best friend and I love him dearly, but a relationship truly takes work and compromise.
I love growing together and maturing. We’re so different from when we began and only in the best of ways.
8. On the Honeymoon
On our honeymoon, my wife and I went snorkeling and a jellyfish wrapped itself around my arm.
It stung horribly! When we got back to our hotel, she peed all over my arm. The honeymoon phase was completely over then.
7. The Wrong Toilet
A week after the honeymoon, my husband drank a little too much, came to bed, and got up and peed on all the clothes in my closet.
I started to scream at him, but he insisted he wasn’t peeing (as he was urinating) and told me to get my life together.
6. Sleeping On the Couch
My husband and I have been together for three years and married for a year now. The honeymoon has been over since he has been sleeping on the couch since October of last year on and off.
He blames and complains about the bed. Also, we’re two broke college students who can’t afford a honeymoon at the moment.
5. Funny Farts
We were lying together on the couch and I was using his butt as a pillow. He decided to rip a huge fart right on my face.
I actually started gagging because I’m easily grossed and he thought it was hilarious. I knew for sure it the honeymoon phase was over then.
4. Funny Boundaries
I knew my honeymoon phase was over when I experienced something pretty funny with my husband. Once, he was painfully constipated and instead of having me see his butthole, he shooed me away.
All his suppositories melted in his hands before he could insert any of them.
3. Over Before It Began
Six weeks after the wedding, my wife got very sick. Seven years later, multiple hospital stays, massive amounts of medication, and periods of her being confined to a wheelchair, we still haven’t gone in our honeymoon.
So I guess it was over before it really began.
2. A Hurricane During the Honeymoon
We honeymooned in Kona, Hawaii last year, in October, right as hurricane Anna was headed to the island.
So, I guess the hurricane let us know that the honeymoon was over.
1. Not Prepared
My honeymoon phase ended ridiculously fast. My girlfriend called me three weeks into our relationship and told me she was pregnant.
We were 20 years old and neither of us was prepared for it.