Although there are hundred of books written on this topic, I am going to keep it simple...and short. The first Stage is the easy one. Most of us sail through this one!
explanation! We are intensely attracted! We are swept up! The other person can do no wrong! We cannot get enough of the other person! He or she is perfect in our eyes! Life couldn't be better, and even if things become difficult, love will conquer all! After all, we have found our soul mate. On a serious note, this is an exciting time in a relationship. Life feels good. It is good. And interestingly, it is a time when both partners are typically working hard at pleasing the other. Each one is navigating from a selfless position, wanting to be the best for his/her partner.
|Stuck in Stubbornness|
|Listen and Learn|
into Stage One - Passion and Chemistry.
Don't get me wrong! This is hard work! But it can be done! And, of course, as our relationships grow and change and as we experience life's transitions, we will be tested.
Betrayal Proof Your Relationship: What Couples Need To Know and Do
Next time, I'm going to give you a couple of exercises for healthy communication, and I'll explain the last two Stages of a Relationship.