Relationships, although sometimes perceived as mysterious, often follow a predictable pattern over time as individuals move towards commitment and long-term partnership.
It is characterized by intense feelings of infatuation, love, and excitement as the couple gets to know each other.
During this stage, the “rose-colored glasses” have come off and individuals may start to see their partner’s flaws, baggage, and annoying quirks.
After navigating the challenges of the power struggle stage, a relationship may enter a phase of relative calm and stability.
The commitment stage is a phase in a relationship where individuals choose to commit to each other fully, despite their imperfections.
The final stage of a relationship is one where individuals have arrived at a point where their relationship helps them to create something meaningful and impactful in the world.
To avoid complacency, it’s important to have regular check-ins and open discussions to keep the dynamic between you and your partner in balance.