The 5 Stages Of Love, Most Of Us Get Stuck At 3 !

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Relationships are full of ups and downs. There’s no similar relationships, each relationship has its own way of developping, but after you’ve been in a few you may start to be experieced to notice some trends. The path to lasting love is not that easy and has a few pitfalls along the way — so partners will need to be patient and strong to weather the storm during the bad times in order to get to the great happy times.

1. First stage: Falling in love

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  • Obviously, falling in love is the first step. During this process, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin are taking place; you’ll feel a real natural high.
  • In the early days of a relationship, you don’t know each other well enough to see flaws, so it’s easy to project your idea of perfection onto them.
  • At this stage, there’s no reason to believe you’ll ever fall out of love with this person.

 

2. Second stage: Becoming a couple

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  • Now you’re settling into becoming a couple. The Romeo and Juliet phase is done, now it’s time for the functional adults phase.
  • This is the stage where many couples choose to move in and have kids.
  • More importantly, you develop a sense of couplehood—where you’re one cohesive unit rather than two people.
  • The love is still there, but it’s a comfortable kind of love. After settling into this phase, many couples think it will stay this way forever.

Stage 3 is where things start to get tough !

3. Third stage: Disillusionment

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  • Relationships can be a rocky road, and this is where things start to get tough.Diamond cautions that this stage can be the beginning of the end for many couples…
  • It’s the stage where they start to grow irritated with each other and notice the other’s flaws.
  • At this stage, the bloom has definitely worn off.
  • You may long for the puppy love you had in the first stage, or the loving comfort you had in the second.It seems like the special love you once had is gone forever. It’s a very difficult storm to weather.

4. Fourth stage: Creating real, lasting love

  • After confronting the ugly realities of a long-term relationship in the previous step, you can start the healing process.Here is where the self-examination truly begins, as both partners think about what has happened in their lives to lead up to this point.
  • With this maturity
  • and introspection, you can start to help heal your wounds, as well as your partner’s.
  • At this point, you and your partner know and understand each other extremely well.
  • You start to realize that they may be “the one” after all.

 

5. Fifth stage: Using the power of two to change the world

Step four helped get your relationship on a strong footing again.

So what’s next?

If you’re like Jed Diamond and his wife, you embark on a mission to advocate for something you both believe in. But it could be any number of things.

It’s good to change the world for the better, but the real benefit here is finding something that you and your partner can pour your passion into.

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