how do you deal with it when the initial 'honeymoon' period ends and the rush of being in love kinda dies down? in its place, arguments start, and differences in mentality and values come to the fore.
I'm in my first relationship so I'm clueless. I keep hearing that this is part and parcel of being in a relationship and can be dealt with...but how?
Delusional: yes can be dealt with, fake it
Truth: Everything ends
Relationships change, that is inevitable, because people themselves change. Those that don't change die.
Your relationship reached a crisis point. If you fail to adress the crisis, it will fail. But if you manage to solve it, it will strive, because it will have become deeper. Probably the current crisis is due to the fact that both of you are behaving more naturally than before, and each one of you is having trouble coming to grips with the newly apparent aspects of the other,... The key to solve this is to get to know and accept the other, while making compromises on certain aspects of your relationship. You also have to learn to deal with conflicts whithout ending in violent arguments.
wow thanks. that was a really insightful post. OP here btw.
Lack of communication is a common source of problems, because like you said, it allows conflicts to get worse before being able to adress them,...
Don't worry. It's not bad to have problems, it's bad not to address them,...
Spend some quality time with her: do pleasurable things with her (not just sex). The good times with hermust be more common than the bad times.