The 3 Stages of Romantic Relationships

Romance is a little bit like magic. You are infatuated by the other, enchanted by them, excited to be with them and around them. You see them as this perfect being that can only bring you bliss and joy, and they inspire you to also be amazing, ideal and beautiful around them too. It is like you both encourage the Best Version of each other to come out. Although it is a very real stage, romance is fleeting. And that makes perfect sense from a physiological and developmental standpoint. Dopamine, adrenaline, and sexual vigor are high, but they are insufficient to ensure and maintain a committed romantic relationship over the long term.