Being in and out of relationships may seem an uncommon thing to many of us but to some, it is all too common. Yet, the key remains to develop, culture, nurture and grow a relationship. It might not seem the easiest thing to do, but is doable and achievable.
Having said that, what are the different stages in any relationship that probably we all go through and what does each step require us to do? Ever thought about it all?
Let us find out over here:
The first and foremost step that is common to all is the act of getting together. Of the many relationship stages, it is, in some ways, the foremost of many steps. It is also known as the ‘honeymoon’ stage of a relationship. The very act of sweeping romance that gets a couple together.
The all-encompassing process of love between a couple, which also, well leads to passionate love-making! Such a beautiful thing, isn’t it?
This is honestly a period, where one enjoys passion and intense closeness. It must, therefore, be enjoyed to one’s fullest.
But is this honey bunny period where nicknaming one’s partner is much too common the only step in a relationship stage? No, right?
We don’t know about war, but all’s fair in love, as they say. But is it actually so? Ever come to wonder about that?
The second of the several relationship stages is the space where a couple undergoes and experiences doubts and denials.
This, as it sounds, isn’t the sweetest stage in any given relationship; and is a process, where one comes to think of the differences that crop up between a couple.
Just how reliable is my partner; how trustworthy is she; can he be fully relied upon; are the sort of questions and doubts that linger one’s mind.
This may never really prove to be the healthiest or sweetest stage in any couple’s relationship. As a matter of fact, how can it be in the first place when such thoughts crop up in one’s mind?
But again, this is for real and happens to us all. Though what’s important at this stage of our relationship is to practice conflict management and ensure that the disappointment that we go through doesn’t get the better of us.
Perhaps one of the most difficult steps in different relationship stages between a couple, nothing’s completely hunky and dory in this one!
The moment one falls in love, it could be called spring-time for everyone is happy and the earth oozes a fragrance of peace and contentment. There’s so much joy all around- right?
Though, that’s not the case with this step in a relationship stage. In fact, one may even call it the winter time of love!
It’s that space in a relationship stage, where all the doubts one could possibly have about one other comes to life.
You are more likely to jump into a tug of fight, since using the term war may be overstepping the gun, and at the slightest hint of a difference.
So what one ought to do during this time is to offer each other some space in order to not overcomplicate things since they already are as such.
Much like how the world can so often, at the back of nuclear threats or increasing cross border tensions, seem on the verge of a war, the “decision” is that step in a relationship where things can point to a complete meltdown.
You may think, at this stage in your life with your romantic better half, that you are heading towards a breakdown.
It’s the sourest that you or your partner can ever be in any point in your romantic alliance. It’s where things will appear duller than they really are.
So what is one to do?
Well, instead of immediately resorting to a closure in the relationship, you must think of considering some work before you actually take a ‘call!’
Perhaps many a time couples fail to communicate effectively when they should be doing just that. And this is of the many in the relationship stages where one must commit to a real change and learn how to communicate instead of shutting all doors that could so easily open the way to another’s heart.
Even Keanu Reeves has said it that one can really accomplish a lot by the simple act of listening well. Ultimately, being patient and hearing what the other is trying to say can go a long way to mend broken hearts.
Absolute love is that stage in a couple’s relationship where one has worked hard to mend what was damaged and reached a space of betterment.
It’s the sphere where there is boundless love between the two of you and it really is the springtime!