When dating becomes a relationship
There is no need to rush through this important stage and every reason to go slowly.Stage 4: Commitment or Engagement At this stage in a relationship, couples should have a good understanding of their partner’s values, life style, and goals for the future.Often (not always) there is not enough “is this the right person for me” but rather more “what can I do to make this person like me?” This stage may last for 3 or 4 months depending on the individuals and their maturity, experience and self-understanding.Some of those perpetual issues or differences such as free-spending or frugal, neat and orderly or sloppy and disorganized, interested in lots of time together or more involved in outside activities begin to emerge.At this stage of the relationship, couples will take note of the differences and may even begin to complain or attempt to problem-solve.Towards the end of this stage, and hopefully at other times throughout it, it is not unusual for questions of “is this the right person for me” to emerge.For women especially there may also be a desire to figure out where the relationship is headed.
The initial meeting may take place over the internet, through friends, in a church or social group, at a party or bar or any one of a myriad of many different places.
The First Time You Don't Schedule Weekend Plans That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask "What are you up to this weekend?
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Each person needs to listen to their own inner voice and wisdom.
It is important to talk over their thoughts and feelings with their partner while finding ways to keep from “pushing” for commitment.Questions about children, finances, careers, future goals and lifestyle should be discussed more fully.