We all want real, lasting love, whether we are in our 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond. Yet too many marriages fall apart and most people don’t know why.
If you want to understand love better, if you want to be less confused about all the different feelings you experience, and if you want to find out if your relationship has completed all 5 stages of love, then read ahead:
- Falling in Love
They call this the honeymoon stage sometimes. It’s where everything is so amazing. You’re getting to know one another, learning all the little details, and falling in love more every day. The love is great. The sex is great. Every day is exhilarating. This is truly the easiest part of being in love.
- Becoming a Couple
At this stage, love becomes stronger, and a succession of dates is eventually replaced by moving in together. This is a time of unity and joy. You feel protected and desired. And you believe that you’ve definitely found the person for you that your relationship was decided by fate.
- Becoming disillusioned
This is the most difficult stage because one or both of the partners are becoming uncertain of the direction their relationship is headed. From one side you want to bring back the spark that once was there, but you have no idea of how to do it, and from the other, you want to get out of this relationship because you need to feel the excitement again.
- Creating ‘real’ and ‘lasting love’
Once you pass the hard times of stage three, stage four acts as the much-needed reward. This stage begins once you’ve figured out the bottom cause of all the conflict and pain in your relationship and are now working together to resolve all your issues.
- Using your love to take on the world
The world is not an easy place to live in. But when you find and build a true and lasting love with someone, you reach this final stage of happiness, this stage where no amount of negativity and no amount of stress can ever bring you down.