Building dating from the beginning

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.Early attraction often involves the physical attributes of the partner and include things like outward appearance, body type, interests and personality traits.At this stage, the attraction may not be too “deep” and each half of a couple is generally putting his or her best foot forward.Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.

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.

There should be a relationship with each other’s family and friends.

Open and honest conversations should be happening as couples plan their present and future together.

Questions about children, finances, careers, future goals and lifestyle should be discussed more fully.

Differences are normal and couples will learn about themselves and their relationship as they note how they handle these differences with each other.

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