Building dating from the beginning
Questions about children, finances, careers, future goals and lifestyle should be discussed more fully.
Differences are normal and couples will learn about themselves and their relationship as they note how they handle these differences with each other.
“ Women have a tendency to ask this question before men, even though both may be wondering about the answer to this question.
Pushing for an answer; however, may cause real problems in the relationship.
Some of those perpetual issues or differences such as free-spending or frugal, neat and orderly or sloppy and disorganized, interested in lots of time together or more involved in outside activities begin to emerge.
At this stage of the relationship, couples will take note of the differences and may even begin to complain or attempt to problem-solve.
Open and honest conversations should be happening as couples plan their present and future together.Going slowly in making any decisions about a relationship are more likely to be better ones than moving quickly (unless it is clear that the relationship is not a good fit).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.Different arenas for meeting allow for different opportunities to get to know each other and see if there is enough curiosity or interest to take it to the next level which would involve arranging a second or third meeting.Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.