Relationship Stages

Wondering what relationship stage you're in right now? Whichever way the couples meet and relationships start, there are distinct 9 relationship stages that all couples have to typically go through.

Relationships are unique.
And one experience of love is never ever the same. You might have had taken part in different types of relationships in your life, each one differing from the other. A similar path can but there are a few traits about every single relationship that binds all relationships along a similar path.

Relationship stages in your love life
Relationships, just like life, have their own stages. The starting stage is of course infatuation and passes through multitude stages along the way assuming different proportions. To check your compatibility with each other, these stages act like tests.

Go wrong anywhere along the way, and your relationship will take the brunt of the fall. There are many relationships committed to staying together for life, but failed and broke the relationships in a few years or even earlier. In one of the stages of the relationship, they could have gone wrong.

The 9 relationship stages that all couples experience
Are you in a new relationship? Or are you a partner in a seasoned relationship having completed with a partner successfully for several years? All relationships will fit into one of these stages snugly whatever be the time period the relationship has lasted.

You can understand your love life relationship stage better with these relationship parameters.

Stage #1 The infatuation stage. This is the first stage in every relationship. In the beginning, there is an intense attraction and an uncontrollable urge to be with each other. You could just be cuddling each other's company or you could be intensely sexually attracted to each other. Only good sides are focused at this stage, any flaws of both partners are overlooked.

                                 
Stage #2 This is the understanding stage where both of you start getting to know each other better and be aware of each other top to bottom. Everything about your partner fascinates and interests you with long conversations with your partner that stretches late into the night. Life will appear to be so beautiful and romantic where you communicate properly regarding each other's families, exes like and dislike and other innocent secrets.

Stage #3 The stage of disturbances. Starting with blissful courting for a few months, this stage usually forces its way by itself into a happy romance. You should try to remember the first fight or angry disagreement you and your partner had. You start confronting each other over a conflict, but this gets settled quickly for the first time ever in the relationship. 

Stage #4 The opinion maker where both of you thoroughly understand each other and both of you create opinions about each other. As the months pass by, both of you know what to expect from each other, and you make an assumption about your partner's commitment towards the relationship.

Life can become ecstatic or depressed when the opinions and expectations about your partner differ now and then in real life.

You don't expect your man to buy you flowers, but he does. You feel ecstatic. At the same time, you expect him to pick you up from the airport on time. He forgot about picking you up and arrives an hour later. It depresses you.

Stage #5 The moulding stage. You have your own expectations from an ideal partner. And in this stage, both of you try hard to mould each other to fit your own wants with a perfect partner. Serious efforts are made by both partners to constantly try to subtly convince each other to change their behaviour towards the relationship with a lot of giving and take. This is a power struggle and one that can end the relationship if both partners are domineering. 

Stage #6 The happy stage. By now, both of you may have changed equally for each other and understood each other's expectations with the relationship surviving past the moulding stage. In this stage, the relationship cruises along perfectly and both of you may be blissfully happy with each other.

You are almost convinced that you are a couple of perfect matches. At this stage, you may even seriously think and decide to get engaged or get married. This happy stage is also the stage of attachment when both of you truly feel connected to each other and love each other intensely. 

Stage #7 The stage of doubts. You have had several years of the successful relationship behind you. And somewhere along the way, doubts start to creep in. The intensity of the doubts depends on how happy both of you are in the relationship.

You start to think of your past relationships, your exes, and other prospective partners. You think over how happy you are with your relationship. In case if you find yourself unhappy, you try to pin it to the relationship and pass blames.

In this stage, you start comparing your relationship with other couples and other relationships. Would your relationship survive this stage? It definitely could, as long as your relationship isn't monotonous and repetitive. 

Stage #8 The sexual exploration or bust stage. Knowingly or unknowingly your sex life starts to play a pivotal role in your life. Both of your sex drives may change or one of you may get disinterested in sex.

You will be in the perpetual lookout for making sex more exciting and give up on passionate sex. If sexual interests start differing here, one of you may end up having an affair. The relationship can improve and become much better bringing you both a lot closer if you find creative ways to make sex more exciting.

Stage #9 The stage of complete trust. This is the happy stage when both of you love each other and trust each other completely. It is likely that the unbreakable trust in each other could also turn into taking each other for granted and lead to problems.

In this stage, both of you know the direction of the relationship and both of you are completely happy with each other and find it easy to predict each other's behaviour and decisions. The urge to take each other for granted comes with stability in love. 
As pleasant as this final stage of love may be, there is no excuse for taking each other lightly or failing to appreciate each other. Unless you express your love and romance to your lover, love stops to be an intense emotion that can be rekindled by anyone else at any time..

If you're in a relationship for a while, you may have experienced all or most of these relationship stages. Do not let the dark side of the relationship stages frighten you if you're still in a young and romantic love.

Instead, look at these 9 relationship stages as stepping stones into a better future, one that's filled with a lot of love and happiness. Both of you have to remember to make your life successful and both of you remember to keep love alive all the time