Moving from the honeymoon stage of any relationship to the "real" phases of the relationship can be difficult, to say the least. However, if you are a mature couple dedicated to growing together, there are a few things you can do to make that transition pretty painless. For example, there are things all couples do before bed to stay strong that, while small and seemingly insignificant, can make a big difference in any romantic relationship.
When my partner and I moved to the "real" phase of our relationship (AKA out of that splendid, effortless "honeymoon phase"), we struggled with certain issues — more often than not, communication. We led incredibly busy lives and barely had time to see each other or talk to one another. When we began to notice a strain on our relationship, we took the time to talk it out and uncover what was really going on, and what we needed to work on (together and separately) so that we would grow stronger in our relationship and our love. Usually, that time was available to us right before bed.
As a result, we decided to make these before-bed communication sessions part of our day-to-day routine, so that we wouldn't experience the same struggles over and over again. Of course, everything we did before bed is everything two people could do throughout the day, too. However, for us, bedtime was the best option. We were guaranteed to be home; guaranteed to spend time in the same room and, usually, guaranteed to be alone. So, with that in mind, here are just a few things every grown-ass couple does before bed, to keep themselves strong and on the same relationship page.