The Romance Phase

Do you remember when you first started dating your spouse? New couples get into a little love bubble that is exciting, romantic and wonderful. You get butterflies with every sweet thing they say and you hardly notice that anyone else is around because you are so focused on your special someone. You try to be perfect and not do anything embarrassing in front of them. This infatuation stage of romance or in love phase is normal and necessary for every relationship. It is fun and exciting for a period of time but it isn’t meant to last forever. When Josh and I first started dating and we were in the infatuation stage nothing he did bothered me. I thought that he was perfect in every way. Obviously that isn’t possible but when you are in that phase everything your boyfriend or girlfriend does you love. I kept telling myself that I would never toot in front of Josh or let him see me all gross in the morning. That has for sure changed! I don’t worry about how my hair looks or my bad breath in the morning because I know he truly loves me for me. When Josh and I started to get more and more comfortable with each other we truly got to know each other. I learned that no matter what I say Josh will almost always leave his clothes on the bathroom floor. And he learned that I will almost always need to make a list for the day and that I am not one that can sit around a lot and do nothing because I get too antsy. There are times that we disagree but we communicate a lot better now that we are settled and more comfortable in our relationship. There are phases of a relationship just like there are phases of everything else. Without going through an infatuation phase you don’t get to the best part of the relationship; the true lifelong lasting love! I loved the way I felt when we first started dating but the place we are in now is a million times better. Even though I don’t always love everything Josh does I love him and everything seems so small compared to that.

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