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The 7 Stages of MarriageBuilding a successful marriage is a lifelong challenge. Understanding thedifferent stages of marriage and the phases they go through as a couple may helpthem build a stronger and more fulfilling relationship.According to relationshiptherapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW, as it turns out, the firstyearreally isthehardest—even if couples have already lived together. In fact, it often doesn'tmatter whether couples had co-habited for multipleyears, the start ofmarriedlifeis still tricky.In addition, Marriage therapist DeMaria and co-writer Harrar describes ashort guide to the seven stages of marriage-Passion, Realization, Rebellion,Cooperation, Reunion, Explosion andCompletion-along with techniques for"feeling happy, secure and satisfied" in any of them.Stage One of Marriage: PassionThis involves the honeymoon stage, when romance and intense attraction bond acouple together and lead to commitment. In retrospect, it frequently appears to beas short-lived as springtime—by two years, most couples have usually lost thatinitial magic, though this can vary by couple. However, when it is happening, thepassion stage displays strength and significance. It is a wave of feel-good brainchemicals orchestrated by Mother Nature to make the two of you forsake all othersand take action to ensure the survival of the species.Even if you’re marrying later in life, or for the second time, nature suppliesthese delicious bursts of neurotransmitters to make you bond. Couples not onlyfrolic and fall madly in love in the passion stage—they begin to establish the trust,
respect, mutuality, and emotional intimacy that will support their relationship togrow further into the upcoming stages forever.

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Term
Fall
Professor
robert hernandez
Tags
Cancer staging, Aimee Hartstein

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