Love grows. The more you nurture love, the more it grows. It changes from conditional to unconditional, from casual to true – love in a relationship changes with time. In fact, there are different stages of love in a relationship. If you know and understand them, it may help you develop a beautiful loving relationship. So, here are 10 various stages of a relationship that most couples go through. Though they may not necessarily occur in this order and all people may not undergo all the stages, you’ll get a good idea about what to expect in a love relationship and how to work towards growing your love and the relationship.
1. Being more than friends
Once you realize that you have feelings for someone not just as friend, you might be puzzled whether it would be a good idea to share your feelings or keep them to yourself. If you have fallen for someone, you should think about going on dates with them to get to know each other more. But, always be cautious.
2. Always thinking about them
This person is the first thing you think about before going to bed, after waking up, when you go grocery shopping etc. This might interfere with your everyday activities because you might become distracted by imagining scenarios that might never happen. So, try to relax and enjoy your thoughts.
3. Thinking how beautiful they are
This person is the most beautiful human being in your eyes and there is nothing wrong with them according to you. Everything they say or do is wonderful and you always enjoy appreciating their beauty.
4. Thinking whether you are good enough
The fourth stage of being in love is doubting yourself. You might think about your insecurities or awkwardness even more and be afraid if the person will be willing to accept them. However, you should never underestimate yourself. If you are really in love with this person you need to show them your true self and never pretend you are someone else. Trash your doubts and believe more in yourself.
5. Feeling like the walls are vanishing
Being comfortable around each other is never easy especially at the beginning of a relationship. It is a long process that takes a lot of time spent together as well as patience and talking openly. Sex is fine, but true intimacy comes from the soul. Through this stage you will get over your anxiousness and always look forward for the new day thinking about the next time you will see your loved one.
6. Feeling like flying
This is probably the best stage because it is full of happiness and energy. You feel like there is nothing that can stop you and your loved one. However, this does not happen always, but at the moment you feel like you are on top of the world.
7. Woah, woah, woah!
You have reached a stage where you feel like you are stuck. You have real feelings, real love and desire, but the commitment is not easy to achieve. You might wonder about your next step and its consequences because it will either result in letting it slip through your fingers or progress into something even more beautiful. Think about it thoroughly and don’t make a move unless you are certain about it. Reciprocate before acting.
8. Being jealous
Never go through your loved one’s social media if you don’t want to find out if there are other people who want to date them. It will make you possessive and jealous, which should not happen right now. Never ruin something beautiful by being a jerk. If you are curious about something, just ask them.
9. Making a move
Now the time has come to act. Think about whether you want them or not. If you do, go ahead and tell them everything you feel about them. Tell them about your thoughts, desires, hopes and wishes. If you are not able to do so, be honest with yourself and move on.
10. A happy ending
A happy ending occurs when two souls are captivated by love. It is beautiful but it is anything but the end. This is where the struggle begins. Even though the adrenaline during the chase kept you going, now the struggle is to co-exist together.
Sources: usefulgen.com, aha-now.com