If we feel satisfied in our serious dating relationship, then we begin to discuss the future and make plans for making our relationship more permanent.
Stresses: When we feel a greater sense of commitment in our relationship, we are less worried about our partner wanting to leave, so we feel safer sharing more with them.
However, with that disclosure comes a stronger fear of rejection and what the loss of the relationship would mean.
We may fear a break-up and the emotional turmoil it would cause.
Once we do build a satisfying relationship of trust with our partner, and connect at a deeper level, then we’re likely to enter the final stage of dating: What is it: Once we begin a serious relationship, we’re sending the message that we’re happy with our relationship and want this one to last.