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The five stages of a romantic relationship

Every relationship goes through stages. In fact, there are five stages that researchers have discovered.

How long a relationship stays in each stage is really dependent on the people in it. Some relationships may not make it past the first few stages and that’s okay. This may be due to a lack of connection, compatibility, or a change in feelings over time.

What’s important to know is that it’s natural to lose those early romantic feelings (e.g. the racing heartbeat and butterflies) as your relationship progresses. As time moves on, it becomes more about communication and hard work.

Hot tip! Learning about the five stages in a romantic relationship can help you know more about how you feel towards your relationship and partner/s.

The five stages in a romantic relationship are: