Believe it or not, grief and intimacy mirror one another—the intensity, the dullness, the gains, and the loss. Infatuation"OMG, I just met the love of my life.""He is perfect.
We've all heard of the five stages of grief according to the Kübler-Ross model: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Depending on the results of this stage, you'll move on to stage 2.This second phase is a chance to recognize you and your date are two different people with two different mindsets.This stage is potentially the most difficult because you notice quirky habits but are not yet completely committed to your partner. Well, thanks to modern psychology, there sort of is.Love is a confusing and often dizzying journey, but many of the relationship stages people experience are based on hormones and basic body chemistry.What was once explainable using a single digit binary code now requires the decimal system. Looking from the outside in, on the other hand, gives shape to the confusing and convoluted dating culture that we have created for ourselves.Here are the more easily recognizable stages: Regardless of whether you met on the street, in a coffee shop, at your yoga class or in the park, the first date tallies up to one thing: either a successful or failed one-night stand.Seeing as how you were probably highly intoxicated the first time around, you decide to see this person one more time.This decision is most likely the result of you not being certain whether or not the person was good in bed. Now it is acceptable for you to text this person at odd hours, preferably when you're intoxicated or about to be intoxicated, to come over.Obviously this is something that is going to vary from one relationship to another.With that said, here’s the basic breakdown on what to expect when you’re in a relationship.