In this phase of the relationship, these two people focus on learning about each other and enjoying each other in such a way that if they did not continue on to engagement, they could end their relationship in an honoring and safe way.
Dating should consist of lots of fun, clear communication, building trust, conflict resolution, and sharing of each other’s worlds including home life, family upbringing, core beliefs, work ethic, character, and life goals and ambitions.
The process of dating works so much better when there are clear guidelines to follow.
Whether you are new to the dating scene or getting back out there, it makes sense to take some time to think about the kind of relationship that you are seeking, and then do your best to target the population of people most likely to share your goals and values.
No relationship on Earth can flourish if no effort is put in. Expecting feelings by themselves to keep a marriage together is unrealistic.
Conflicts are natural hurdles in our way, but they serve a important purpose.
This takes place only after each partner has determined they can be who they are and be in a permanent commitment.
Is this love, comfort, fun, and support or is this boredom?
(There is boredom if true self has been submerged, conflict has been suppressed, and the lack of tension and increasing distance has killed the closeness.) RECOMMITMENT IS A LIFELONG, ONGOING, REWARDING AND GROWING PROCESS.
There are usually 7 stages of a healthy relationship. A static relationship is boring and can lead to the relationship breaking up.
Most marriage problems and partnership break ups can be traced back to misunderstanding where we are in this dynamic marriage or relationship development.