After some beautiful time on cloud nine, reality starts to seep in. The honeymoon buzz dwindles down to a low hum and you start seeing those "things" you never saw before. Maybe the person had been doing them all along but you were so doped up on adrenaline and dopamine you chose not to see them. Now you start questioning who this person really is. Is he or she good enough? Do they have baggage? I didn't like his or her response when I said so and so. You step back and question everything. Maybe you slow it down a little bit and instead of not wanting a minute to pass without seeing that person, you actually want a day to yourself. This is when you decide if the feelings you have for this person are strong enough to bare the road ahead. Knowing it will not be easy, you choose to move forward....and onto phase 3.
*Love is a meeting of two souls, fully accepting the dark and the light within each other bound by the courage to grow thru struggle into bliss.