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While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way.

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At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.For women especially there may also be a desire to figure out where the relationship is headed.Going slowly in making any decisions about a relationship are more likely to be better ones than moving quickly (unless it is clear that the relationship is not a good fit).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.

Stage 1: Initial Meeting/Attraction Dating relationships have to start somewhere.“Cute” habits might become irritating at this stage.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.These addictions are experienced by the entire breadth of society, from the […] Read more Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.~ Jack Nicklaus You know how you sometimes (perhaps frequently) have that experience of something bumping up against you repeatedly and you feel the nudge to listen.Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.