Relationship dynamics change over time for one very simple reason:
The people who are in that relationship change.
Whether the man or the woman is the first person to change (or you both exit a “phase” together) entirely depends on external factors – your whole life, including things outside of the two-person relationship.
In addition to that, there is something else that can affect it – men and women simply process things differently.
Lets take a couple who has been dating for 1 year –
For Member A, this may be their first relationship, and even after a year they are excited about the new and different things that they are experiencing.
For Member B, more experienced in dating, they are already past that “new and exciting” phase, and have moved onto the “comfortable, nesting” phase.
Neither is “wrong”, they’re just slightly out of phase.
This can happen more frequently with men and women because the genders process emotions differently. Women (in general) like to experience every emotion (even if they’ve felt it before with someone else) as if it were the first time. Men tend to gloss over emotion. Most of relationship building is about emotion, so especially in earlier phases, men can move more quickly past the “exploratory” honeymoon phase.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-men-change-after-the-post-honeymoon-phase-but-some-women-get-stuck-in-that-phase-and-want-it
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-07