Every marriage has three phases that correspond to the times couples typically get divorced."We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." —Sam Keen.
One of the more enjoyable parts of my job as a relationship specialist is working with premarital couples.
There's an underlying belief that love can overcome all adversity.
When conflicts arise, they tend to give their partner the benefit of the doubt, and reach out to try and repair the bond.
The answer is somewhat obvious but counter-intuitive- let him have some space.
They experience this stage as the most challenging.
They can talk with each other for hours about things they've never shared with another.
They feel heard, valued and understood; they've finally met their "soul mate."Those in-love feelings allow them to lower their guard, and they're tolerant and flexible with the foibles of their mate.
Couples are able to lose themselves in the passion of the moment.
They can easily laugh and play, and they prioritize their partnership.