Couples generally do not have much conflict at this stage of the cycle as each is really trying hard to impress the other person.
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Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.
Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.
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I probably don’t have to tell you that large gatherings of people, festive parties, and times when everyone is supposed to be part of a happy family can be especially hard if you’re single […] Read more When you think about addiction, you probably conjure up an instant picture.Stage 3: “Enlightenment” and Becoming a Couple During this stage of a relationship, hormones are calming down and reality sets in. Trust is stronger and more intimacies may be shared at this stage as couples take away some of their “best face” and allow themselves to act more naturally and relaxed.Both halves of a couple will notice weaknesses and differences or flaws.Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.The initial meeting may take place over the internet, through friends, in a church or social group, at a party or bar or any one of a myriad of many different places.