lessons from the five stages of relationship

this blog post is effectively a paraphrase of the brilliance in this point on love at first fight by bruce muzik.

there are five phases/stages in all romantic relationships. this may apply to even non-romantic relationships, but i haven’t thought that out really. the five phases are:

  1. romance
  2. power struggle
  3. stability
  4. commitment
  5. co-creation

the best way to get a full run-down of each stage is in bruce’s post. in this post i just want to highlight some of the takeaways that resonated with me the most.

the romance phase

the power struggle phase

the co-creation phase


ok. that’s all i got.

if this stuff is interesting, really really check out the original post from which i learned most of these lessons.