What Are the Stages of a Relationship?
February 16, 2024 11 min read

What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

By Lady Saoirse

TL;DR-  Relationships can be confusing, especially in the beginning. That’s why it is important to know the stages of love relationships.  Join Spiritual Blossom to discover the stages of a relationship starting when you first meet someone, and what happens as you get to know them and start deciding, later on whether you will be together for life or not.


When you have a new relationship you might wonder which direction it's headed. In other words, you might wonder what stage your relationship is in. When you first meet somebody, it can be the most exciting thing in the world if you really click or get along well. You might be so excited that you're worried and you want to know if things are moving in the right direction. Join spiritual blossom for our intimate investigation of the stages of relationships. Learn all about the steps that most relationships take from meeting people to getting to know them. Then find out whether you love each other or whether you lose each other. Learn how to know if you will be together for life. Read on to find out the stages of relationships.



The Stages of Relationships

There's no one structure that all relationships take. Each relationship is unique because people are unique. A romance with one person might move in a different direction than a romance with another person would have. So don't worry too much if you're in  a new relationship that is going differently than you expected it to go. Thankfully, you won’t have to be confused because there are some steps that relationships follow. They begin when we meet and then we move towards deciding whether we love each other or whether we lose the relationship and that can happen for a lot of different reasons. Then, once commitment happens that can be temporary, or it can be for life. It’s simple!

Meeting Each Other

What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

The first time you meet somebody, you might be able to tell whether you want to spend time with them or not. You can tell what things you like about them, and you can tell what interests you about them.  Are they funny? Are they smart? Are they attractive? Are they like you or are they so different from you that you feel like you could balance each other? After you first meet somebody, you're going to spend some time getting to know them, you're going to learn about each other and you're going to have fun together. This stage of the relationship can result in one thing or another and if it results in the one thing chances are you'll move forward to love.

For all of these wonderful things to have a chance to happen, you will have your initial meeting with somebody. Meeting them might seem like fate and it might feel like you've been waiting for them for your whole life. When you first meet somebody don't rely too heavily on first impressions to tell you exactly what the future of the relationship is.  

Sometimes you keep running into each other after the first meeting and sometimes that's a sign that you're meant to be together. Sometimes your actual relationship doesn't move forward until a long time after you first meet them. Remember when you're paying attention to the stage that your relationship is in, relationships don't necessarily move in a step by step order. Every relationship is different and after you meet somebody who you end up spending time with, your relationship will move at its own pace. Geminis are one sign that loves to meet new people and you can read about them here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)

Getting to Know Them

What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

After you first meet somebody, getting to know them comes next. You will find out what their interests are, and you will find out their beliefs and philosophies. You will find out how these beliefs and philosophies help them to make decisions. The choices we make create who we are and in a lot of ways, those decide our personalities. Besides that, what makes us laugh, what makes us happy, what makes us sad, and what makes us turned on to other people helps to create who we are.  Getting to know people occurs the entire time we're around them whether our friendship or relationship has been going on for months or many years. When you meet somebody you will become a part of each other's lives and you will grow together and learn new things about each other every day. One sign that doesn't make their personality a secret is Aries and you can read about them here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)

Having Fun

After you meet somebody, and you're getting to know them and learn about them you'll do things and you'll have fun together. This is a good time to find out how much you have in common. It's a good time to find out what interests you share and to participate in each other's hobbies. Maybe you enjoy something like ice skating that they've never participated in before.  They can decide to go along with you and they might discover that they love it just as much as you do. Maybe you two met because of a shared interest and you spend a lot of time doing that together and it's a lot of fun. After you meet somebody and you're getting to know them you'll discover what kind of things that you share together in life and those shared experiences form great memories. One sign that loves to create memories with the people they love is Cancer and you can read about them here: Cancer Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)

Rearranging Your Lives for Each Other

Charles Buxton said, ''You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” He's right. Right after you first meet somebody you have to rearrange your schedule to spend time with them. This is a good indicator of whether or not this new relationship is one that's meant to last. If one or both of you will not make time for one another the relationship is doomed. You will meet a lot of people during your life, you will decide that not all of them are going to be worth your time. When you meet somebody who you think is special, if you find yourself wanting to spend time with them instead of doing other things that you regularly do, that's a good sign that this relationship is going to last. One sign that will not make you wonder if they want to spend time with you is Virgo and you can read about them here: Virgo Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)

Love or Loss

After you meet somebody, and you've been getting to know them for a while it becomes obvious whether or not you love each other or if the relationship isn't going to work out. Early in a relationship, you probably hope this new relationship is going to be one that works out long term but sometimes you're not meant to be together for long. Some people believe that we come into each other's lives for a reason. Some people believe that every short-term relationship or chance meeting we have is an opportunity to learn or grow because of somebody else's interaction with us. That doesn't mean that it's easy when a relationship doesn't work out. Your relationship will end for one of two reasons you either become bored with one another or you break up for some reason. On the other hand, commitment happens because you decide that you love each other, and you want to work things out.


What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

Unfortunately, sometimes after you first meet somebody you might become bored with your relationship with one another. You may share no interests, have nothing in common, or you might have no interest in pursuing the same type of life as one another. Some people say after many years of being with someone that they've grown apart from them and truthfully as time goes on we all change. We either grow in the same direction in life, or we grow apart. It's nobody's fault when this happens no matter how much it might hurt and the only thing that we can do is accept the truth and move forward with our lives if this happens. One sign that can't stand to be bored is Sagittarius and you can read about them here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility (spiritualblossom.com)

Breaking Up

What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

Sometimes the worst thing happens, and you and the person you have started a relationship with break up. You've gone through getting to know each other and you've gone through rearranging your lives to spend time together. You basically did everything right, but things are just not working out. Maybe you fought. Maybe you didn't like how they turned out to be. When you first meet somebody you may have thought they were one way and it turns out they are not that way at all. Maybe it turns out that they were toxic or maybe it turns out that nobody did anything wrong and you are just not compatible. It's always easiest if a breakup happens early on in a relationship and you can both move on without being hurt too badly. Sometimes unfortunately you've been together for a while, and you broke up and it hurts. Each of the Zodiac signs has their own signature style of doing breakups and you can read about that here: Breakups with Each of the Signs (spiritualblossom.com)


What Are the Stages of a Relationship?

Sometimes you don't get bored with each other, and you don't break up and your relationship moves toward commitment. That's what a lot of people hope for. Commitment happens when two people decide that they want to spend life together. It happens in romances, and it happens in friendships. There is one thing to keep in mind about this, however. Even when two people who are seeking a committed relationship come together, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to commit to one another. A lot of things have to be right. You have to have the same goals in life, and you have to be emotionally compatible. You have to communicate well with one another for a long-term commitment, and you both need to want to commit specifically to each other.

Commitment means that you've decided to spend life together and that you're going to put each other first. The relationship matters to both of you and neither one of you will do anything to compromise that relationship. Making a decision to commit is not entered into lightly but it's something that the two of you will decide together because it's very important. One thing about commitment is that you can't rush it. It has to happen on its own time frame. So, if you're dating someone and they demand a commitment sooner than you're willing to give it, make sure to communicate to them that you're not ready. When the time comes that people are ready to commit, different people have different ways of expressing this. Some of them sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk and some of them just start life together without discussing it.

Being together for life is something that we all hope for and we want that with someone who loves us most of all. Not everybody who we love is going to love us in return and that's ok. Being in a committed relationship is a lot of responsibility but it's also very rewarding. Not everybody wants that kind of relationship and thankfully the people who were involved with find ways to let us know that. If a friend or lover who you're involved with doesn't make time for you but expects you to make time for them they're not committed to you. If a friend or a lover asks you for favors all the time but can't be bothered to help you when you need them, they're not committed to you. Love and commitment are very important for relationships to work long term and not everybody is willing to commit. To read about what the Minor Arcana says about love see here: Minor Arcana Cards for Love (spiritualblossom.com)


So, what stage would you say your relationship is in at this time? Have you just met or are you getting to know each other? Did you get to know each other and you're now deciding whether you're in love or whether the relationship isn't going to work out? Are you deciding whether or not you're committing to one another and if so, have you sat down and had a discussion about it or is commitment  just happening on its own? Don't assume that your relationship is on a deadline. Don't make the mistake of thinking that there's a time frame that you both have to decide whether you're together for life or whether this relationship is going to be a short-term relationship.


There are a lot of things that are true in life and one of those things is love is one of the most meaningful things that we have. When you're struggling financially or when your health isn't good  or even when you're worried about the future look around you and see who you have that loves you. They ate what gives you the strength to carry on no matter how bad things might get. We're all very lucky to have each unique relationship that we have. May all of your relationships be meaningful, and may all of your love be true. So Be It.


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 About the Author:  Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.