7 stages of marriage

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  1. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    Every marriage is unique, but most follow a similar path that flows through seven stages. Understanding the work required at each can give you a road map for handling rough times and help you and your spouse focus on how to be happy, secure and satisfied.

    Stage 1: Passion.....The honeymoon phase,when romance and attraction lead to commitment.

    Stage 2: Realisation.....Disappointment and conflict mark this unavoidable period. The challenge?..... Laying the groundwork for a long future together.

    Stage 3: Rebellion.......Self-interest versus shared interests. Knowing the difference between a destructive desire to flee and a healthy need to be your true self is the key test.

    Stage 4: Co-operation....... In time, marriage means managing money, building careers, bringing up kids. Going from lover to partner to parent can get rocky.

    Stage 5: Reunion...Once the kids have left, then what? For happy couples, it's time to enjoy each other. But this can be hard. Passion's embers need stoking expectations need rejigging.

    Stage 6: Explosion... Job loss, health woes, a parent's death- at midlife, such events can come in waves. Will your marriage be a source of solace or tested by new roles and fears?

    Stage 7: Completion.....Marital bliss often soars after decades together because "knowing" each other now has a deeper meaning- and a bigger pay-off.

    and i am wondering at what stage your marriage is in?

    bye and good night
     
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  2. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Huma,

    A very nice post and am enjoying Stage 4:yes:
     
  3. meenaprakash

    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Huma,

    a good one & I never thought it could be confined to 7 stages -
    I think I'm experiencing stage 1 & stage 4 & stage 5 & ....
    stage 1 - blame it on my hormones
    stage 4 - perfect
    stage 5 - that short breaks/holidays when we get to experience stage 1 again - hey, but without any rejigging - only waiting to explode.....:mrgreen:
    It's a combination of all at times, juggling between schools & hospitals & still romancing perfectly or just sharing mere love sometimes - it's tiring but surely worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, Chithra, did you manage to find a KP at your place????? jsut curious :wink:
     
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  4. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Meena,
    Lack confidence in me, Meena, my friend ?
    It is all arranged pucca !
    Just give me " the date" (?!)
    Love,
    Chithra.






     
  5. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello,
    I am in the stage 4 in my life. Going thru lot of compromise, caring, sacrificing.

    Thanks,
    Punitha
     
  6. jenny

    jenny New IL'ite

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    Dear Huma,

    A very nice post and am enjoying Stage - 4 :yes:
    keep it up
    take care

    Jenny:wave


     

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