(LG): Stage four is a when the couple learns how to be a couple and still maintain a level of independence within the relationship.For most couples, this stage begins to show up after the couple has been dating for longer than six months.
It is normal and common for partners to be in different stages.
This allows us to begin to take off those rose-colored glasses and determine if there is more to this relationship than a lot of physical attraction." That's when a deeper connection starts to develop.
Gorshow explains, "If we feel that the person we're dating shares our values, similar interests and similar views on important issues, we begin to feel a stronger connection that moves us towards wanting to be more emotionally intimate.
But there are a few traits about every single relationship that binds all relationships along a similar path.
You may have been in several relationships in your life, and all of them may have been very different from the earlier one.