One year of dating
This is a power struggle, and one that can end the relationship if both partners are domineering.[Read: 10 big problems in any relationship and how to fix it] Stage #6 The happy stage.
You don’t expect your man to buy you flowers, but he does. At the same time, you expect him to pick you up from the airport on time. You have your own expectations from an ideal partner.
It doesn’t matter how long your relationship has lasted, because all the relationships will fit snugly in one of these relationship stages. It almost always starts with an intense attraction and an uncontrollable urge to be with each other.
Find your own relationship stage here, and it’ll definitely help you understand your own love life better. Both of you may be intensely sexually attracted to each other, or both of you may just love the cuddles and each other’s company.
For the first time ever in the relationship, both of you confront each other over a conflict, even though it’s sorted out quickly.
[Read: 10 things to know to fight fair in a relationship] Stage #4 The opinion maker.