The butterflies, the giddy smiles, the suspense you feel when waiting for a call — the newness of a relationship gives such a high. But it doesn’t last forever. For us, it barely lasted at all. This is what happens when the honeymoon stage is gone before it ever really started:
1. IT WAS LIKE WE’D KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR YEARS.
When we met, something instantly clicked. We could talk about almost anything, it seemed. We got each other and we were comfortable with each other. There was a sense of comfort in our first conversation that could have led to great things, but we took it too far.
2. WE STOPPED LEARNING NEW THINGS ABOUT EACH OTHER.
When you first get into a relationship, one of the most exciting parts is discovering new things about the other person — their likes and dislikes, their quarks, what makes them smile. Because we became too comfortable, we stopped being interested in learning more and settled for being okay with what we knew.