For the first time ever in the relationship, both of you confront each other over a conflict, even though it’s sorted out quickly.
But he arrives an hour later because he forgot all about picking you up. And in this stage, both of you try hard to mould each other to fit your own wants in a perfect partner.
This stage is a lot about give and take, and both partners constantly try to subtly convince each other to change their behavior towards the relationship.
If the relationship survives past the moulding stage, both of you may have changed equally for each other and understood each other’s expectations.
In this stage, the relationship cruises along perfectly and both of you may be blissfully happy with each other.
In this stage, you start comparing your relationship with other couples and other relationships. It definitely could, as long as your relationship isn’t monotonous and repetitive.
[Read: How to be a happy couple that’s envied by all other couples] Stage #8 The sexual exploration or bust stage.
This is a power struggle, and one that can end the relationship if both partners are domineering.
[Read: 10 big problems in any relationship and how to fix it] Stage #6 The happy stage.
The intensity of the doubts depend on how happy both of you are in the relationship.