The 5 Relationship Stages

The 5 Relationship Stages According to a study of hundreds of couples, carried out by Dr. Susan Campbell, every relationship goes through the following 5 stages: Romance Stage – begins when we fall in love with someone. It can last up to 2 years, then it ends as quickly as it began. In this stage, we tend to ignore our partner’s flaws, we just don’t see them, our brain releases hormones, Oxytocin and Dopamine, that create love feelings, which make us feel good, but ignore what makes us feel bad. You will only see what you have in common with your lover, the subconscious mind will hide your partner’s flaws. You engage in many activities together, and there is high sexual activity within the relationship. You try to only show “good” qualities to each other and avoid disagreement and fights. You think you have met “the one” or have “can’t live without you” feeling. Those love feelings can last from 2 months to 2 years. This stage comes to an end once the going gets rough, when couples see their visions and dreams are not going to be realised as they had hoped.  Some couples would break up when this happens, only to discover that the same things repeat over and over again in their next relationship.  Others will move on to the next stage – Power Struggle stage. Power Struggle Stage – at this stage, the couple begins to realise that “you’re not who I though…

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