Building a successful marriage is a lifelong challenge.
Understanding the different stages of marriage and the phases you'll go through as a couple may help you build a stronger and more fulfilling relationship.
If hunters hunt different types of species they also may be in a different stage for different species.
But hunting is a life-long evolution and almost all hunters go through these stages at some point in their hunting development.
Even for couples who successfully navigate the realization stage of marriage and lay the foundation for a happy, respectful coexistence together, a time inevitably emerges when self-interest often overtakes the interests of the marriage. Love amid the power struggles of the rebellion stage is tricky business.
You both believe you’re right, so of course your partner’s wrong.
But when it is happening, the passion stage is very strong and significant.
It is a wave of feel-good brain chemicals orchestrated by Mother Nature to make the two of you forsake all others and take action to ensure the survival of the species.
You’ll need to assertively discuss and emphatically listen as you both introduce your deepest personal needs and wants.Careers grow, houses get bigger, personal commitments grow deeper, and children arrive.In the cooperation stage, marriage takes on a business-like personality.Even if you’re marrying later in life, or for the second time, nature supplies these delicious bursts of neurotransmitters to make you bond.
Couples not only frolic and fall madly in love in the passion stage – they begin to establish the trust, respect and emotional intimacy that will support their relationship forever.
Job loss, major health problems, a move to a new city, financial troubles, the illness or death of a parent-as you pass through midlife and into the golden years, major life developments seem to come one upon the other.