The honeymoon phase is known for being an absolutely magical but brief period of time.
Most relationship experts say the honeymoon period can last up to 2.5 years. But after that, it seems the excitement and wonder die down. The initial chemical rush of young love starts to fade, often times replaced with a feeling of comfort and stagnation.
The very real challenges of everyday life take over, which is part of the reason why 50% of American marriages end in divorce.
But here’s the thing: you don’t have to make the compromise for a mediocre relationship. Things get rusty, even in relationships with the most extraordinary potential — but you don’t have to settle for unhappily ever-after.
You truly can have a fun, romantic, and long-lasting love. You can bring that honeymoon phase back. In this video, Lifebook Founders Jon and Missy Butcher share the simple rituals they use to keep the romance alive.
Keeping The Most Extraordinary Relationship Alive
Do you want to bring that magical honeymoon phase back into your relationship? Whether you’re in a new relationship — or a long-term relationship — you can make your love life not only last but thrive.
Jon Butcher, creator of Lifebook, and his wife, Missy, are one of the most extraordinary relationships out there. They have developed simple rituals over the years to help inject the positive energy needed to keep the romance, love, and passion in their relationships running. And they don’t have to be grand, expensive gestures. Sometimes, it’s as simple as leaving a small post-it note of appreciation for one another.
The key is to make it a ritual.
As a result, despite having been together for almost three decades, raising four children, becoming grandparents, and running multiple, successful businesses, Jon and Missy are still madly, deeply, head-over-heels in love with one another.
The philosophy behind love
You’ll learn in this video why Jon believes all relationships “decay,” the most effective tool to reignite the spark in your partnership, and how you can apply Isaac Newton’s (yes, the physicist) First Law of Thermodynamics to reignite the spark in your love life.
Newton’s First Law of Thermodynamics states,
Any closed system will naturally fall apart over time unless energy is put back into that system.
That’s exactly why rituals are so important. They put energy back into a closed system (your relationship), allowing the flame to grow instead of burn out.
Great relationships are not a fluke. The happiest couples consciously create their life vision together; they don’t wait for miracles. When we’re young, we naturally bring outside energy into the relationship. Each person has their own life, and they’re both excited to come together. They know that they have to make an effort to discover one another, to have fun with one another.
Somewhere along the way, we seem to forget that. Fortunately, Jon and Missy share some rituals here that are extremely effective at rekindling the relationship.
Watch to learn more about simple daily rituals you can do to bring the honeymoon phase back into your relationship.
How do you craft your love life and relationships to not only last but thrive?
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