When dating becomes a relationship

After this encounter you can’t–for the life of you–get this guy out of your head.You try to think about other things, but nothing works.There should be a relationship with each other’s family and friends.Open and honest conversations should be happening as couples plan their present and future together.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.

Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.Towards the end of this stage, and hopefully at other times throughout it, it is not unusual for questions of “is this the right person for me” to emerge.For women especially there may also be a desire to figure out where the relationship is headed.Often (not always) there is not enough “is this the right person for me” but rather more “what can I do to make this person like me?” This stage may last for 3 or 4 months depending on the individuals and their maturity, experience and self-understanding.

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