Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating relationships.
By mapping out the stages you can know what to expect and anticipate the challenges ahead.
You’re still evaluating each other, figuring out if you’re a good match long term, learning about each other’s needs and characteristics, etc..
Coming on too strong too soon can be quite scary for the other person, especially if they themselves are a bit slower when it comes to relationships and opening up to people.
After this, it’s time for the relationship to change or die.
She thought we had so many things in common and that I treated her exactly as she'd want someone to treat her.
She was adamant about the fact that she thought I'd never done anything wrong (quite the opposite).
She obsesses about him all day long, they text all through the day.
Chris has been in a relationship with Kara for the past year.