However, if you look at past (or current) flames using this method, you'll probably recognize when you moved in and out of these stages. It occurs when you are beginning to get to know each other.
It might also be called the fantasy phase because your partner can seem perfect during this time.
You have a vision for the future together as a couple.
If dating, this is the stage where you can get married and feel comfortable with that decision. Knowing about the five stages in a relationship can help you understand your feelings about your partner and your relationship.
In fact, you likely have thoughts of breaking up or getting divorced.
Without strong communication, trust and the ability to work as a team, couples are unlikely to advance past this stage.
(LG): Stage two is the romantic stage and usually lasts for two to three months.
It's not that you are no longer in love, but your partner doesn't seem as great as he or she was in stage one. The romance stage features many endorphins running through your body that gives you that "high" sensation.The fantasy of stage one is completely gone, but you have accepted this.Yes, you have differences and you sometimes fight, but you love your partner; feel connected to him or her, and you trust that you can work through any future conflicts.You may, however, feel a little bored at times as the chase is definitely over.You may also miss the stage one feelings and wonder if those feelings can be found in someone else.Your body can't keep this up forever, and so in this stage your elation begins to level off. What began as reality setting in during stage two often turns to disappointment in stage three.The problem here is that as a couple you believe that arguments are bad but you are angry at each other anyway.When you recognize what stage of dating the relationship is in, you will understand what is called for or needed in order to move through that stage and onto the next stage.It is normal and common for partners to be in different stages.When this occurs, requires patience and understanding are necessary.(LTK): What do people need to know about the first stage of dating?