Every single romantic relationship goes through different phases. No healthy relationship is every purely sunshine and roses, or challenges and arguments all the way through. That’s how you know it's a healthy, sustainable relationship, with the potential to grow. Let’s discover these different phases below:
1 | The Attraction Phase
The very first phase experienced by both parties. You feel at ease as soon as you see the other person and you want to spend as much time with them as possible. You can never get enough of talking to them and getting to know one another. You’re instantly happy as soon as you see them and your dopamine levels are through the roof! Enter: Phase 2...
2 | The Crush Phase
You start seeing everything the other person does as just perfect. You’re uncovering more and more things to like about the other person with every passing day and you’re starting to think they have everything you’ve been looking for in a life partner. That means you’re ready for Phase 3….
3 | The Confession Phase
Each of you has started to develop real feelings for one another. You both really want to share your feelings with each other and find out if they’re mutual. Once you both know where you stand, you’ll be able to transition to Phase 4….
4 | The Reality Phase
Once you’ve established that your feelings are mutual, you’re prepared to handle some reality. By now, the fiery nature of your initial feelings may have calmed down a bit, allowing you to realistically evaluate the other person’s strengths and weaknesses. By this point, the two of you will have faced a range of different situations together, which may have tested your bond. Based on these situations, you’ll have seen how the other person reacts and whether or not your dynamic works well together. These experiences ease you into Phase 5….
5 | The Decision Phase
At this point, it’s time to decide whether or not you plan on continuing the journey with the other person. Will you be able to handle their faults, or are they deal-breakers for you? You should take your time to think carefully here about your compatibility and whether or not you’ll be able to share your life and sustain a healthy and happy relationship with this person.
6 | The Acceptance Phase
This phase begins once you’ve decided that you’re capable of accepting the other person as they are - faults and all. They also accept you for who you are, without seeking to change you or wishing for you to become someone you’re not. You’re ready to share a life and face all of your challenges and successes together.
7 | Happily Ever After!
Congratulations! On your journey to finding lifelong love, this is the destination. By now, you’re 100% sure that this is still the perfect person for you and your marriage preparations are well under way! Forever begins…
Hawaya is with you from before the match to when forever begins. We’ll here to support you every step of the way. Remember, you're never alone. Find some helpful information here and contact us if you ever need any support on your journey.