The beginning of a new relationship can feel like a waterfall of excitement, adventure, and passion. Relationships go through five stages, and stage three is when relationships often head toward the offramp.
If your love can persist past stage three, and onto stage four and five, you will emerge with a relationship that is stable, secure, and honest. Knowing these stages are normal and expected can help you to navigate through them.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu.
Stage 1: Everything is New and Exciting
You’ve met someone new, and the flutter in your chest seems to be running the show!
Your still in the dating stage, and every touch is electric and kisses are passionate and filled with excitement and possibility.
You might find that just getting through the day without him has you reaching for your phone every few minutes to see if he is thinking of you too.
And you count down the minutes until you will see each other again.
You might try on different parts of your personality to figure out how the two of you interact best together, and the entire experience is like a fun game full of twists, turns, flirting, and likely, lots of romance.
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