Whether it’s sipping pina coladas on the beach or exploring the streets of a new city, honeymoon is a time to celebrate your marriage with your loved one. It’s also a time to bond, connect and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s no wonder that so many couples start planning their honeymoon months (or even years) in advance.
The honeymoon is a magical time that can help you and your partner get into the groove of being married. It’s also a good time to set some healthy boundaries, as the pressure of being a new bride and groom can be a lot to handle.
While it’s important to have fun and make memories, it’s also important for newlyweds to focus on their relationship and build a strong foundation for the rest of their lives together. To help you do that, here are some things to remember on your honeymoon:
1. Keep doing the things that made you happy at the beginning of your relationship/marriage.
One of the best ways to bond with your spouse is to continue doing the things that made you happy at the very beginning of your relationship or marriage. Taking a dance class, trying out a new restaurant or hobby, or going on a holiday are just a few of the activities that can help you and your partner stay connected.
2. Don’t forget the importance of communication.
Oftentimes, we take for granted how essential it is to communicate with your new spouse. Having open and honest conversations with your new spouse is key to having a successful marriage. The honeymoon is a great opportunity to practice this skill by talking about your expectations for your wedding and how you want to approach each day with your new love.
3. Be prepared for the honeymoon to end.
After all the wedding events, celebrating and sex, it’s normal for newlyweds to feel exhausted. It’s important to take a few days to relax and let your bodies and minds rest. This is especially important if your wedding was particularly stressful or if you had to travel far for your celebration.
4. Don’t overspend on your honeymoon.
It’s tempting to go all out and treat yourself to a luxurious vacation for your honeymoon. However, it’s important to remember that the honeymoon is only a few days and that you’ll still have plenty of time to celebrate your marriage with your new spouse after your trip.
5. Be mindful of what is happening to your physical attraction with your new husband or wife.
While it’s tempting to turn your honeymoon into a romantic fantasy, it’s important to be realistic about what is actually happening to your physical attraction with your new husband. It’s very easy for the hormones to get the best of you during this time, and it can lead to unintended consequences.
To avoid this, be conscious of what you are eating, drinking and doing during your honeymoon. Try to have healthy and balanced meals, limit alcohol consumption and don’t do any risky activities that could result in injury.