7. The “Understanding” Stage
This is the stage where things begin to get “real.” The two of you begin to get to know each other better, begin to share memories with one another and begin to truly understand each other’s points of view. This is the stage where you open up to one another, have long conversations and truly get to know each other’s core. Everyone is different and often times, you fall in love with someone unexpectedly and they may come from a different upbringing from you. Throughout this stage you learn to not only understand the one you love, but you begin to accept them- flaws and all.