We had just finished the honeymoon that morning

We had just finished the honeymoon that morning. Not “Our honeymoon trip was almost over,” but rather the honeymoon was “finished.”

Wording interests me. The quote above comes from a man who otherwise sounds happily married.

This presents a terrific example of how important it is to know our characters when writing about them. For this man, the honeymoon was a trip, and the end of the trip came upon boarding the plane to go home. For others, the honeymoon may not be about the trip at all. How would they describe their honeymoon?  How would their spouse describe it?  How would they describe their marriage?

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