8. The “Adjustment” Stage
This stage creeps up on you, and it begins the moment you guys have your first fight and both realize neither of you are perfect. This is also the beginning of the two of you actually voicing your opinions and confronting each other. Many think this stage is the beginning of the end, however it is totally not. This stage allows you both to see how the other deals with conflict, which is a very telling of a person. This is called an adjustment stage because it is when you begin to realize that if you want to make the relationship work, you are going to need to learn how to adjust and compromise.