We all experience love at least once in our lifetime. If you have already experienced it then you must know that it is quite a unique and beautiful feeling. You feel like life couldn’t be better than this and during the starting relationship phases, it seems like you have got everything you want from your life.
While sailing this lovely ship we have to go on a number of relationship phases. Of course, you are not playing a game in which you complete a level and get promoted to play the next one. A relationship has different stages and levels just like your life has. You have to face a lot of ups and downs in your lifetime and similarly is in the case of a relationship. Wondering what are the different relationship phases and how to handle them? Keep reading!
Here are the 9 relationship phases which couples go through.
1. The phase infatuation.
This is the very first level and attraction for each other is at its peak. Both partners just want each other madly and nothing seems more important than to be together. It may be the sexual attraction or just the need of cuddles and hugs or wanting each other’s company like never before. Love is a feeling which can make you crazy sometimes. Be very careful.
2. The Phase of Understanding
The most difficult task we have to do during our lifetime is understanding. Starting from our maths problems in school life to the serious problems of our adulthood, you need to understand, analyze and solve them by yourself. But when we are in the trap of a feeling called love, understanding your partner becomes very easy and this is one of the most important and critical relationship phases. In this stage, we are interested in knowing every little thing about our partner like knowing about their family, past life, likes, dislikes and the list just never ends. We become so insane that we spend hours talking about this and when we see the time, we realize that we started our conversation in the night and now its the time to say good morning.
3. The Phase of Disturbances
Life cannot be same every time. When you are happy for some time, a number of things will interrupt and you will feel like they are making you realize that happy time is over and now is the time for some seriousness. Similarly, in a relationship, after some months of happy going relationship, some disturbances start interfering in it making you feel like God is jealous of your relationship.
4. The Phase of Judging.
It is a human tendency to make an opinion about others and we can’t help it, but because of this our relationship suffers. We start judging and passing comments about our partner and start expecting something extra from our partner. But if these opinions and expectations differ for both, then be ready for a disaster in the relationship. Many of the couples are able to get over it and those who are not able to do it, end up their relationship in this stage only.
5. The Phase of Molding.
This is the stage of adjustment, giving and taking, struggle and changes. We try to change our partners as per our requirement and try to change our behavior and habits as per the demand of partner. This is called mutual give and take. Both the partners need to be very careful as they may result in ending up their relationship if there is a dominating behavior from both sides.
6. The happy Phase
If your relationship can survive the fourth and fifth level, it means there is a great understanding between the both. As you both are ready to change yourself as per the requirements, in turn, you will get happiness again. This, I feel, is the strongest of all the relationship phases. Once again you will feel like you are just made for each other.
7. The Phase of Doubts
After being in a relationship for a long time, doubts are bound to creep in. It is up to you how you handle your relationship. It is already evident that there is a great understanding as you are in the seventh stage and if you are able to maintain the same level of understanding then you can easily go through this stage also.
8. The Bust Level
This is the Level in which S3x becomes an important part. In this, the sexual drive of bot the partners may change or one of them now start losing interest in it. Either the passion for it is given up by you or you start finding methods to bring excitement back. If the issue is not solved, chances are that one of you may engage in outside affair. But if you get success in getting back your lost excitement, your love connection may become deeper.
9. The Phase of Stability
After you have learned to get over and solve the issues and problems which come in your relationship, you move to stability level. The lost romance of your life starts coming back in it bringing your happiness back in the relationship.
10. The Commitment Level
This is the stage in which you commit yourself completely to your partner. You are here because you have learned to change and adjust as per the demand of your relationship.
11. The Phase of Bliss
The is the stage in which you have got your happiness completely back like in the first stage and you have gifted yourself to each other. Again you will go through the same experience and feelings as in the same stage.
12. The Complete Trust Level
This is the last stage and if you become successful in reaching here, then there is complete trust , understanding and you both love each other. But still you need to be careful as one of you may start taking other as granted so do not let the dark side of relationship come out. If you have survived till here, you need to go forever.