Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Three Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Three stages of a healthy relationship:

  • formative
  • arrhythmic
  • rhythmic


Formative:

Purposes are communicated. Investment is heavy and constant. Definitions have not yet been made or are still loose. Illusions and assumptions are numerous.

Arrhythmic:
Purposes are agreed upon. Investment is heavy but sporadic. Illusions are lost. Definitions are forming; narrowing the scope of hope, sharpening the purpose.

Rhythmic:
The relationship is defined and has achieved a rhythm, frequency and amplitude appropriate to the purposes of the relationship.


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