The beginning of a relationship consists of many beautiful moments. Both of you are crazy for each other and you aren’t afraid to let the world how much you love each other.
You spend every free second of your day together and it’s more than obvious that your relationship should move to the next level.
You can finally say that you’ve found a man who genuinely makes you happy and that you’ve hit the jackpot.
But suddenly, everything changes. The butterflies in your stomach are gone and you can’t remember the last time he paid you a compliment.
You can’t seem to recognize the man you’re dating and you start to wonder what went wrong. You suspect his feelings for you changed or maybe you’ve done something that forced him to change.
There’s no need for you to bang your head against a wall trying to figure out what’s going on. I’m going to give you the 5 common reasons why your man changed after the honeymoon stage.
1. He got tired of your relationship
Many men change after the honeymoon stage because they start to miss their single life and they think it’s too soon to commit to just one woman.
Perhaps your man initially thought that he was ready to commit to you and that a romantic relationship was what he wanted, but he obviously thought wrong.
He was all happy and excited while your relationship was all rainbows and sunshine, but we all know that stage doesn’t last forever.
Now that reality hit and he realized that there are a couple of things you two need to work on, he decided this is not what he wants. Finally, he sees what commitment to one girl really entails and he doesn’t like it.
This man of yours got tired of being in a relationship and isn’t mature enough to work as a team. At the same time, he doesn’t want to be the bearer of bad news because he’s afraid that he may make a mistake by leaving you.
Or it could be that he’s lying to himself that he can handle the situation and that the yearning for a single life will disappear eventually.
2. He still thinks about his ex
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but it could be that your man started a relationship with you even though he clearly wasn’t over his ex. Or perhaps he wanted to use you to make his ex jealous so that she comes back to him.
Maybe he tried to convince himself that he was ready for a relationship with you when he still had residual feelings for her.
At the same time, there’s a possibility he knew that he couldn’t get her back and didn’t want to end up losing you either.
Whatever the case, a man like that doesn’t deserve you at all. He has some unresolved things from his past and you shouldn’t be the one who suffers because of it.
By no means am I suggesting that your man is cheating on you with his ex or that he’s plotting a plan to get back with her, but it’s a well-known fact that emotional baggage can cause a relationship to break.
3. He finally revealed his true face
Another reason your boyfriend drastically changed after the honeymoon stage may be that he actually hasn’t changed at all. Perhaps he’s been like this all along and you failed to see it because you were blinded by your love for him.
Maybe he pretended to be someone he’s not just to get you in bed and then leave you after he achieved his goal.
But the reality is that you can’t act forever. It wasn’t long before his perfect boyfriend image vanished and his true colors shone through.
You’ve been looking at him through rose-tinted glasses all along and you believed that you two were going to grow old together.
Perhaps you fell for his sweet words and devilish charm. But don’t blame yourself for that because many of us tend to idealize the people we fall in love with.
That’s why many people give themselves some time before they make things official with another person.
4. The initial infatuation is gone
As I already mentioned, during the honeymoon stage, most of us will feel butterflies in the stomach.
Those feelings can consume you completely where you’re unable to escape them. And your boyfriend is no exception to that.
He fell for you like crazy and the spark you two shared was almost unbreakable. He was always excited to see you and you made him feel like the happiest guy in the world.
But as time passed, those butterflies seemed to disappear. There’s no sign of the man he used to be and it’s obvious that he was blinded by love.
It’s perfectly acceptable if you want to try to revive your romance, but keep in mind that you may have just been something temporary for this guy.
The initial spark is gone. Now you have to determine whether any deep emotional connection has remained.
5. He started taking you for granted
When the two of you just started dating, he would do anything in his power to win you over.
He would rush to your house in the middle of the night just to see what’s wrong, and listen to you whenever you passionately talked about your goals and dreams.
He was the only reason for your smile and you couldn’t believe that you’d found the perfect boyfriend.
But that only lasted until he realized that he had you in the palm of his hand. Now that he knows you won’t leave him, everything is different.
This man has started thinking that he doesn’t have to put in the effort to get your attention again, and acts as if your emotions and needs aren’t important at all.
If you can relate to this, then your boyfriend has started taking you for granted and you need to let him go.
He’s gotten used to your presence and he’s convinced himself that you aren’t going anywhere, no matter how he treats you.