At this stage, the attraction may not be too “deep” and each half of a couple is generally putting his or her best foot forward.
Open and honest conversations should be happening as couples plan their present and future together.
Questions about children, finances, careers, future goals and lifestyle should be discussed more fully.
Pushing for an answer; however, may cause real problems in the relationship.
Each person needs to listen to their own inner voice and wisdom.
Stage 4: Commitment or Engagement At this stage in a relationship, couples should have a good understanding of their partner’s values, life style, and goals for the future.
There should be a relationship with each other’s family and friends.
This is when the big question emerges even more strongly: “Where are we headed?
“ Women have a tendency to ask this question before men, even though both may be wondering about the answer to this question.
Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.