You’ve probably heard of couples who’ve been dating for years before marriage, and then it takes only one year of marriage to send them scrambling for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as a reason. Weren’t they aware of those irreconcilable differences before marriage?
So the irreconcilable differences just fail to get mentioned during those thousands hours reciting poetry, breaking out in dance and following the moon together as they chat on the phone. Boy meets girl, falls in love, starts a relationship…Somewhere along the road, the girl notices there’s a trait in the guy she doesn’t like, but she compromises, and compromises and compromises…according to the sunk cost fallacy, she goes ahead with the marriage because she has invested so much of her time, emotions and (in the case of a conservative society that frowns upon dating) maybe even her reputation.
During this phase: (LTK): Once partners learn to deal with their differences, how does the relationship progress?
(LG): Stage four is a when the couple learns how to be a couple and still maintain a level of independence within the relationship.
It is also where each partner will decide for his and her self, whether to continue the relationship.All relationships have a natural progression, as evidenced by the five stages of dating.According to Lori Gorshow, "the first two to three months in a new relationship are about getting to know a person enough to decide if you want to continue. Partly because what we experience when we first meet is attraction.It tends to progress as follows: What is needed during this stage is to understand that without the infatuation stage a relationship could not move on to the next stage.So if you and your partner are on two different pages with regard to your feelings for each other, it is best for you to be patient and wait for you partner to catch up.