I know some of us already know how it feels when you fall in love with someone especially if you have just met the person and also if it happens to be your first time entering into such a deep and fascinating relationship. Youwould probably feel like riding to the sun though to the level the love is burning into. Today you will learn the stages of a relationship
Stages Of Relationship You should know Today
Phase 1: The Coming Together
1. The initiation stage
2. The stage of Experimentation
3. The stage of intensification
4. The Stage of integration
5. The Stage of Bonding
Phase 2: The Coming Apart
6. The incompatible stage
7. The stage of Circumscribing
8. The stage of stagnation
9. The stage of avoidance
10. The stage of end/termination
F & Q
Q: what are the stages of a relationship Dating?
Ans: there are Four Major stages of a relationship Dating which are;
1. Meeting Each other
Before you start up a relationship, you must know each other, either from from social media or from the neighborhood and some other places.
Whereby you get to know each other and interact, and exchange contact details.
2. Stage of Interest
After the first above stage of a relationship Dating, the next is to show interest towards each other and that’s where feelings & emotions starts to develop.
3. Being Couples
The third stage of a relationship Dating is now being Couples or partners after the emotions and feeling has been developed and they accepted each other to become partners.
The last step is engagement, in which the couples are now together and start plans for the future and to know how to handle their future home and all the rest like (Family planning)
(13 Signs): How to know when a Relationship is Over
Do you wonder if your relationship is over? sometimes you know your relationship is over but you are in denial, while sometimes you have no idea the relationship is over! Our discussion today is; How to know when a Relationship is Over (13 Signs)
Every relationship no matter how solid and perfect it is has it own ups and downs. Sometimes your relationship is coming to an end and you might not even notice it and sometimes it might be difficult to notice that it is time to end your relationship.
You and your partner quarrel a lot or one of you cheated and you can’t get over it, or it might even be that you have fallen out of love for your partner and you find it difficult to end it with your partner. Your relationship could be coming to an end slowly without you noticing it.
Even if the both of you care for each other, If the both of you had tried to save the relationship and it failed then it is okay for the both of you quit the relationship. Below we shall enumerate and explain How to know when a Relationship is Over (13 Signs)
THIRTEEN (13) SIGNS TO KNOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS OVER
The following are to notice that your relationship is over;
WHEN YOU CAN’T SEEM TO STAND EACH OTHER
Remember at the beginning of your relationship when you can’t have enough of each other, you both want to be with each other all the time, you text and call each other all the time. Do you realize that all that is gone. You now find each other irritating, you can’t stand each other, you could even forget you are in a relationship. That feeling that you can’t stand been around your partner is definitely a sign that your relationship is over. You are always annoyed at each other, you both always end up venting all your anger on each other, you and your partner can no longer spend as much time together as you use to together, there is not that feeling of oneness in your relationship, then that relationship is definitely a failed one and the relationship is over.
WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER INTERESTED IN THE RELATIONSHIP
Losing interest is a feeling that is developed gradually it doesn’t happen overnight, you lose interest about practically everything that involves one another. The isn’t that spark anymore in the relationship, you are only with each other out of obligation. This indicates, avoiding each other, not wanting to be with each other, not interested in each others activities and also not been excited to see and be with each other. You become completely indifferent towards each other, you don’t care want the do and where there go. When you are no longer interested in your partner then it is a sign that your relationship has long been over!
THE CONSTANT ARGUING
Arguing is perfectly normal in every relationship obviously, in fact arguing is a sign that you both can resolve every matter between the both of you when you argue respectable you end up resolving the problem. Arguing can help solve the issue, a healthy argument is focused on the issue at hand not the both of you. But what if the argument is getting out of hand? if the argument is getting more frequent and out of control. What if the argument just keeps escalating? you and your partner can’t communicate in a healthy manner, and your arguments don’t even resolve issues. It only makes you exhausted, that isn’t good for emotional health and been together will only cause more harm than good, it is obvious that the relationship is over.
WHEN THE BOTH OF YOU CAN’T SEEM TO AGREE ON ANYTHING
Yes, it is perfectly normal for couples to have an opinion of their own from time to time, but a clear sign that the relationship is over or drifting apart is when the both of you can’t seem to agree on every single thing, you both never have something you both agree on. You and your partner both have different stand on every single topic and make different decisions in everything which always makes your conversations to turn to never ending arguments, then that is a clear sign that your relationship is failing!
That constant disagreement can lead to frustration and anger towards each other, you and your partner can’t see eye to eye anymore, you both can’t have a normal discussion about anything anymore without ending up arguing with each other, then that is definitely a sign that the relationship is headed to its end or the relationship could even be long over. Not been able to communicate with your partner without arguing is a sign that the relationship is a failed one
Change is inevitable in every face of life and so change happens in every relationship, the change could be for good or even for the better. Change could mold the both of you into different people and it could also make you both drift apart from each other. When you and your partner change towards each other, this change can be small, and it might develop gradually to your lives, your interests and so much more.
You and your partner might seem perfect for each other at the beginning but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way, people change, we get new jobs, we make new friends, we develop new opinions, we go to school and obviously change is the only constant thing in life, we become better versions of ourselves and then you both will realize that you both aren’t meant to be together anymore and that it is time to end the relationship. When you or your partner develops changes in their lives that you both don’t want to admit it because it is something that is rarely admitted instead you both show it in the way the both of you behave towards one another. This changes manifests every day and it gradually ends the relationship without the both of you noticing it. So changes is a sign that a relationship is over.
THE RELATIONSHIP NO LONGER ADD VALUES TO YOU ANYMORE
A relationship is meant to add value to your lives, it is meant to make you a better person not the other way round. So if your relationship is no longer add value to your life then it is best to end it. You should realize that your relationship is over when it is not only not adding value to your life but also draining the values in your life. You might both love each other but when the relationship is of no meaning anymore then it is best to leave the certain relationship. When you are in a relationship that is no longer adding value to your life then that relationship has long been over.
YOU DEVELOPED FEELINGS FOR ANOTHER PERSON
When you suddenly find another person more appealing than your partner, when you have that feeling of longing to be with another person other than your partner then that relationship is gradually ending. When you fantasize to be with someone else that is not your current partner in your relationship or you have an intense crush on someone else then, it is a clear sign that your relationship is heading to it end.
When you don’t end the relationship you may end up engaging in an emotional entanglement with someone else which might hurt your partner even more than a normal break up. You might even end up focusing your attention and time on someone else which if not averted could cause more harm than good to the both of you. Your relationship is over when you no longer have feelings for your partner.
WHEN YOU ARE IN THE RELATIONSHIP NOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO,BUT BECAUSE YOU FEEL TRAPPED
When you no longer feel you want to be in the relationship, but at the same time you feel you can’t leave each other, then that’s because you are trapped then that is a sign that it is not working anymore. Your relationship shouldn’t feel like a trap, it should not be a limitation to you instead your relationship should be channel for you to flourish, your partner should enable you to be yourself. So if you feel that you are trapped in a certain relationship then it is best you realize that the relationship is over.
IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY IN THE RELATIONSHIP ANYMORE
When you are unhappy in the relationship and it has been for a while, every relationship go through rough paths. There are a Lot pressures from family, friends and even kids are involved when you have them. What matters is how you both worked on resolving the issues you both have. Being unhappy in a relationship can be very devastating, and difficult to bear. It might make you so exhausted. If you are unhappy in the relationship and your partner is not putting in any effort to save the relationship then that relationship is over and It is best you leave it!
ALWAYS THINKING OF ENDING THE RELATIONSHIP
It might be that you are always thinking of what you could do if you both are not together, or you feeling that if you were single you would do this, or you would do that. If you are constantly reassuring yourself to remain in the relationship and save the relationship ,then that is a clear indication that your mind already knows that the relationship is overthinking of a break up is a sign that your relationship is coming to an end.
EVERYTHING YOUR PARTNER DOES ANNOYS YOU
When suddenly you feel annoyed by your partner, everything he or she does seems to get on your nerves and you can’t stand looking at your partner, you don’t talk to your partner anymore. You can’t stand each other’s presence. If you are experiencing all that then it is probably because the both of you are no longer interested in each other. You even avoid going home so as not to see each other. When this is the situation then it is important that the both of you sit down and talk if the relationship is actually going anywhere.
WHEN YOU SEE NO FUTURE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
When the relationship is just not moving forward, the relationship is constant and the both of you can’t seem to make the relationship work anymore. You and your partner avoid making future plans together and it end up feeling like it is no longer love. The both of you are afraid to commit to each other and you end up having a long and dead relationship.
When you no longer see a future in your relationship, and you end up feeling like you are been used. Generally speaking everyone knows when the are been used even if you don’t want to admit it .You always feel that you need to be careful around him because you feel that any mistake you make he or she might work away and leave the relationship. Another indication that your relationship is headed no where is when you constantly feel jealous of other peoples relationship and wish yours was like that as well. When you are afraid to commit or your partner is refusing to commit then it is either you are been taken advantage of each ,and it is obvious that the relationship is over.
YOU END UP FEELING LONELY IN YOUR TOGETHERNESS
You and your partner are not close as you use to be with each other. you feel alone even if you are together with each other. You both end up feeling emotionally detached and alone even if you are both together physically. This sort of feeling is unhealthy in a relationship and it will be better to end the relationship. It might also be that the relationship has been over a long time ago.
Whatever the case might be identifying the fact that your relationship is coming to an end might be very confusing, you both might be trying to save an already ended relationship. You both might also be trying to save a relationship that the passion in it is dead, and that you both had fallen out of love for each other.
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Things to know on Taking a break in a Relationship
Are you facing relationship problems? taking a break might be the right step for you to take. A couple can decide to take a break from the relationship if the both of them are facing problems in the relationship and find it difficult to leave one another. We will discuss; Things to know on Taking a break in a Relationship
A break from the commitments, a break from the constant arguing and fighting, a break from the relationship. Taking a break in a relationship often leads to breakup but not in all cases though! Taking a break from a relationship gives you time to make accurate decision. Well knowing when to take a Break and how to handle a break in a relationship is not easy at all.
WHAT TAKING A BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP MEANS
Taking a break in a relationship symbolizes two Couples, deciding to take a bit apart from each other, but have not make it an official break up. Furthermore, it gives the couples time, to reflect as individuals and evaluate if they want to save their relationship.
WHY COUPLES TAKE A BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP
Couples take a Break in their relationship for various reasons, which includes the following:
It could be because you both love one another ,but can’t see eye to eye for one reason or the other, It could also be because you are both facing difficulties and challenges but don’t what to give up or break up with one another, then taking a break in the relationship is the right decision for the both you. For instance, you and your partner love each other and all that ,but argue over the slightest of things. It is impossible to make decisions and make positive resolutions together in the relationship. Taking a break in a relationship might help get the spark back in the relationship.
perhaps you are unsure about your feelings towards your partner, if you are doubting the feelings you have for your partner then it is advisable that the both of you take a break to reflect on the relationship. It gives you the space and time to cool off, it also gives you time to calm down. It helps you figure out if you are better off without one another in the relationship. Staying away from each other might help you figure out how important your partner is to you and how much you both value the relationship you both have. Taking a break in a relationship helps you realize if the relationship is worth committing to and figure out if the relationship is what you truly want.
UNFAITHFULNESS IN THE RELATIONSHIP
If your partner cheated on or the other way round and you both aren’t sure you want to end the relationship. Then taking a break in the relationship is a great idea and reflect if the relationship is worth it or if it not! it helps you both figure out if you still want the relationship to continue. If you have a strong bond with your partner walking away over a mistake might seem like a difficult task, taking a break in a relationship is advisable in such cases. Especially if the relationship is a detriment to your emotional health. It helps you see things and evaluate them from a clear point of view.
IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY IN THE RELATIONSHIP
If your decision to take a break from your relationship is because you isn’t happy then it is important that you are honest with each other. You could take a break when your relationship is doing more good than harm to your emotional health. If you are not enjoying your relationship and you are probably wondering what it would feel without each other then you can take a break in the relationship but make sure you are honest to each other. It is important you both have a honest and crucial conversation before you take a break in the relationship, both of you need to understand the reason for the break up. The above are just a few reasons why couples might decide to take a break in a relationship.
RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN TAKING A BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP
It is very essential to set some rules to follow when you and your partner decide to take a break in your relationship. Below are some rules to follow when taking a break in a relationship.
i). Set goals and clearly define the expectations and what the both of you should achieve with the break in your relationship.
ii). Are you going to sleep with other people when you are on a break from the relationship?
iii). The both of you should agree if you both will keep in contact or not while on the break.
iv). The duration of the break.
The among rules are just few among the several rules to follow when taking a break in a relationship, just choose the ones that works for the both of you.
HOW TO HANDLE THE BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP
Handling a break in a relationship is not as easy as it seems, it can be very difficult to cope with. Make sure you stay positive all the way. Below are some steps to follow when on a break from your relationship.
i) FOLLOW THE RULES YOU BOTH SET WHEN TAKING A BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP
You should follow the rules you both set when taking the break in your relationship. Resist the temptation to break those rules as it could bring sentiments in the relationship. It helps in handling a break in a relationship.
ii) RECONNECT WITH OLD FRIENDS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE
Staying busy and making new friends helps a lot when taking a break from a relationship. Be active and stay social that will keep your mind off worrying about your partner it helps to handle a break in a relationship.
iii) FOLLOW THE BOUNDARIES AND LIMITS YOU BOTH SET
Set boundaries and limits for each other and follow them. In case you both decided to keep in contact you both should avoid calling each other often. Check on each other twice or three times a week, give each other space to think. Make sure to follow those limits you both set when taking a break from the relationship.
iv) REFLECT ON YOUR FEELINGS TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER
Reflect on your feelings towards your partner, reflect on the reason why you both decided to take a break in the relationship, reflect on what you actually want, reflect on how you feel and what you believe in, this will help when taking a break in a relationship. Take time out to reflect on what are essential in the relationship and what you want the outcome of the break in the relationship should be. Reflecting could help you a lot to handle the break in your relationship, because if you don’t reflect on your relationship then what’s the essence of taking a break in your relationship.
v) DON’T CHEAT
You and your partner decided to go on a break because you both want to reflect and decide if you can safe your current relationship, so you pursuing others could actually cause you a break up in your relationship. If you are interested in been with others it is important to communicate that with your partner. Just because you are on a break doesn’t mean you can cheat, that could cause havoc in your relationship in the future. so cheating should be avoided when taking a break in a relationship.
BENEFITS OF TAKING A BREAK IN A RELATIONSHIP
Taking a break in a relationship could bring a lot of benefits which includes:
1) FINDING YOURSELF
Taking a break in a relationship could contribute immensely in helping you find yourself, relationships could be time consuming and sometimes you end up losing and forgetting your true essence. You might have loose yourself so taking a break could help you rediscover yourself. Discover and explore you inner self. Use time to reconnect with friends you neglected, you could learn a new skill or even join the gym! Recover yourself as an individual and make yourself happy and satisfied from within. Finding yourself and discovering yourself is one of the benefit from taking a break from a relationship.
2) IGNITE THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Sometimes a break is all you need to get that spark and passion in your relationship back. Taking a break from each other in the relationship could help rekindle the spark that was in your relationship when you both started dating. Distance and time in a failing relationship could help ignite lost spark in the relationship, so taking a break in a relationship helps to rekindle lost passion in a relationship.
3) MISS EACH OTHER
Been apart from each other gives you and your partner, gives you the opportunity to miss each other. This could be a good sign that you actually love each other, but if you hardly miss you partner while you are on a break in the relationship then that could be a sign to probably end it.
Note: Taking a break in a relationship can actually save the relationship or destroy it .just stay positive and you might end up saving the relationship.
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5 Simple ways on How to end a Relationship
Are you frustrated in your current relationship? Is the relationship causing you your emotional health? Well the end of a relationship is very painful especially if it was a romantic relationship, there are a lot of reasons why people break up. Here are; 5 Simple ways on How to end a Relationship
A relationship might end if the couple no longer have the same feelings towards each other, constant argument could also cause the end of a relationship or you developed feelings for another person that could also cause a break up.
Ending a relationship isn’t an easy task, you might have mixed feelings about it, but once you aren’t happy in a relationship it is advisable for you and your partner to end the relationship so as not to cause more harm than good towards each other. When you are the one ending the relationship make sure you do it in a respectable and sensitive manner, so as not to hurt each other too much.
REASONS TO END A RELATIONSHIP
IF TRUST IS NO LONGER PRESENT IN THE RELATIONSHIP
Trust is one of the most important factor that makes up a healthy and long lasting relationship, now if trust is broken then the relationship is obviously an unhealthy one. You both tend to doubt each other, going through your partners phone, asking about their every move etc.. So if the both of you tried to save the relationship and it isn’t working then it is advisable to end the relationship. When you both lack trust for each other then you should obviously end the relationship.
Respect is also an important relationship factor, respect along with trust makes up a lasting relationship. So if the is not mutual respect between you and your partner, you both should end the relationship and do it in a respectable manner so as not to hurt the other person self esteem. Lack of respect between you and your partner is a reason to end a failing relationship.
IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY IN THE RELATIONSHIP
Happiness is of topmost important when you are in a relationship, your relationship should make you feel on top of the world, you should be happy. So if your relationship doesn’t give you that satisfaction then I suggest you end it, you both deserve to be happy. You both should end the relationship on good terms.
If you no longer see a future in your relationship then you should end the end the relationship.
If you both argue and fight over the slightest issues and you tried to save the relationship but to no avail then it advisable to end the relationship.
If you both took a break in the relationship and reflected on the relationship and you both realized that the relationship is not going to work out then you should end the relationship.
STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE ENDING A RELATIONSHIP
- Think over it and make sure that is what you want to do.
Think of what to say to the other person and how to say it so as not to hurt each others self esteem.
Break up in person.
Be gentle: let the other person know that you care about how the feel, let her or him know that the matter to you when ending a relationship.
You should also consider the other person reaction.
5 Simple ways on How to end a Relationship
Breaking up is not hard, what is hard is the aftermath of the break up. So, if you are sure you want to end the relationship then here are some steps you can follow.
CHOOSE A SUITABLE PLACE AND TIME
Break up in a suitable place that gives the both of you some privacy, talk calmly and openly to each other. Don’t break up in a place that is important to the both of you, choose a place that is not of any value to the both of you to end the relationship.
DO IT IN PERSON
End the relationship in person, ending a relationship is a sensitive task so do it in person not on social media or via phone call.
KNOW WHAT TO SAY
I). Be clear make sure you talk sensitively to your partner, don’t beat around the bush, go straight to the point. Start by been very clear then you can state the reasons if necessary, for instance you can be like; “We need to end this relationship it isn’t working anymore” “We need a break up” “I feel the best idea is for us to end this relationship ” “I haven’t been happy for a while in this relationship, and I think we should end our relationship ” “I see no future in our relationship, so it’s best we end it” “This relationship is no longer working, we should end it” etc.. Don’t give false hope to the other person that you are trying to save the relationship be clear so as to end the relationship.
ii). Be honest: Tell your partner the truth, be opened and honest, don’t hide anything that brought about the break up, so as the both of you should have closure and peace of mind after the break up. You obviously won’t want to be lied to by your partner, so be opened and tell each other why it is best for the both of you to end your relationship. Be honest, but not brutal. Just because you are been honest doesn’t mean you should be cruel, be sensitive to each other’s feelings. So be honest to each other when you are ending a relationship.
iii). Avoid blaming each other the relationship consists of the both of you so you both have faults on why the relationship isn’t working any more. So don’t put all the blame your partner, recognize your faults as well, when ending the relationship.
Obviously after you both have talked, you should expect a reaction it could be a bad reaction or a calm reaction. The one that is been dumped might yell at you, react angrily, shock or even violently, especially when the did not expected it. Figure out how to react when the other person cries, or when they react to the break up violently, you should know when to just walk away. You could try to comfort them, when the needs arises but don’t take it too far. When the other person starts to yell at you, it isn’t advisable to yell back, just simply walk away and talk again when the both of you are calmer. Reactions can’t be avoided when ending a relationship.
After discussing about the break up, you both should set boundaries and limits that you both would follow. Getting over a break up isn’t going to be easy if you both keep in touch. Set boundaries between you and your ex after you ended the relationship.
HOW TO GET OVER A BREAK UP
Getting over a break up is a very tedious task. It is okay if you want to cry for awhile or ponder on things for a week or two, but make sure after that, you will be okay to move on. It might hurt badly but you just have to get over it, right! Below are some steps to follow when you have ended your relationship;
LEARN TO ACCEPT IT
Accept that the both of you are no longer together and that the relationship is over. Take some time to reconnect with your inner self and re evaluate your life as an individual. Accepting that the relationship is over is the first thing to do after you ended your relationship.
DISTANCE YOURSELVES FROM EACH OTHER
When you both keep in touch, it will slow down the healing process, it is not advisable to remain friends with your ex after a break up, at least give each other some space to heal and move on. Stay away from each other for a while. Distancing yourself from your ex will help you a lot when you ended your relationship.
STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM OR HER
Stop talking about your ex and the memories you both had together, keep your mind busy. Get busy with friends and maybe get a hobby. Talking about your else could slow down and stop you from healing after you have broken up.
FOCUS ON YOURSELF
Rediscover yourself, learn a new skill, make new friends, join the gym etc. do things that will make you happy and keep your mind off your ex. Doing that could help you get over your ended relationship. Furthermore, Focus on your self as an individual and reconnect with your inner self. Become the best version of yourself so you can be ready to move on. You could also get a hobby like dancing, or you could join a cooking class this could help you a lot to get over your failed relationship.
LEARN FROM IT
You have been through a lot in your ended relationship right! The ideal thing to do is to learn from it and understand the mistakes you did in your previous relationship so as not to implement it when you are ready to go into another relationship. Learn from your previous mistakes and let those mistakes mold you into a better person.
Ending your relationship could be a very difficult task to handle. Ending a relationship might hurt you a lot, but just do it for the right reasons, move on and become a better person.
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