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Relationship phases Sep 30, 2010
Hey people, this is an interesting article about relationship phases. Please share do u agree that these stages exist and do u have a memory of any stage to share?

http://www.relationship-help.com/articl ... 64&cat=All

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Re: Relationship phases Sep 30, 2010
I always seem to remember the 'her being carried off in the back of an ambulance barking at the moon and trying to bite the psychiatric nurses' phase...

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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
:lol: you need to write your own article Knight!
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
There is not enough space on the internet for me to describe the relationship wreckage I trail behind me, like a sailing ship that has been caught in a storm and is slowly dragged under by the weight of its masts and sails strewn in the water.

I am 'complicated'.

Apparently.

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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
[quote="Dubai Knight"]
I am 'complicated'.

Apparently.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Knight[/quote

I can believe it.....if you drive them to insanity!!!!

Just kidding!!


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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
Well admittedly there have only been a couple of total nutters!

Problems seem to come when they start thinking that, because I am with them, that they 'own' me. That they are able to dictate actions and requirements. Er...no. I do what I want, when I want.

If that involves getting on a motorbike and disappearing for 3 months on an adventure to Beijing, then this seems fair to me. I don't need them to be there or even to care how I am. I am fine. It seems to be a problem for them, even if they know I am going to do it. Unlike some, I don't just dream of things...I do them!

8) 8) 8)

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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
The OP article is rubbish, the Author of it assumes and generalises about life’s experiences and applies them to everyone, regardless of gender, indiscriminately.

The stages of a relationship he speaks of exist, but there are many more to consider, individuals experience them at different times and in a different order on their personal relationship timelines!

The author talks of partners being of a ‘sameness’ then on to talk of a ‘Power Struggle’ but fails to identify the basic differences and requirements of Men and Women.

I was advised many Years ago to read a book about relationships and it was the best peer advice I was ever given and still today, I refer to that publication by John Gray, Men are from Mars Women are from Venus, read and understand the content of that book and you will start to understand how your partner perceives you and just exactly how much you really don’t know about the opposite gender.!
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
The following incident made me understand women a bit more:

*FD promised to make diner for the wife
*7 pm wife comes home, but FD forgot to make dinner
*Wife is angry
*FD realizes their is a problem and goes straight to the solution solving
*FD runs outside and gets some take-away that he knows the wife likes
*When coming home again, FD thinks wife will be happy again, as the original problem seems to be solved
*But the wife is now even more angry. Apparantly she didn't mind so much that dinner wasn't ready, but more that FD didn' think about it. She just wanted attention and to feel somebody cares about her and understands her. Instead FD ran away to get some food.
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 01, 2010
Flying Dutchman wrote:The following incident made me understand women a bit more:

*FD promised to make diner for the wife
*7 pm wife comes home, but FD forgot to make dinner
*Wife is angry
*FD realizes their is a problem and goes straight to the solution solving
*FD runs outside and gets some take-away that he knows the wife likes
*When coming home again, FD thinks wife will be happy again, as the original problem seems to be solved
*But the wife is now even more angry. Apparantly she didn't mind so much that dinner wasn't ready, but more that FD didn' think about it. She just wanted attention and to feel somebody cares about her and understands her. Instead FD ran away to get some food.


:lol: good example!
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 02, 2010
Dubai Knight wrote:Well admittedly there have only been a couple of total nutters!

Problems seem to come when they start thinking that, because I am with them, that they 'own' me. That they are able to dictate actions and requirements. Er...no. I do what I want, when I want.

If that involves getting on a motorbike and disappearing for 3 months on an adventure to Beijing, then this seems fair to me. I don't need them to be there or even to care how I am. I am fine. It seems to be a problem for them, even if they know I am going to do it. Unlike some, I don't just dream of things...I do them!

8) 8) 8)

Knight


Women are possessive by nature!

Don't judge them too harshly, sweetheart!!

Give'em slack. Will ya!!!

I actually love them when they're possessive -- but not to the point of being too controlling!!


:) :)
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 02, 2010
LOL.. with all due respect Knight.. you're a man: how complicated can you be?? food, s.e.x., work, sleep, sports, drink, that's about it...
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 03, 2010
as if guys can survive without women.....
noway ....
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Re: Relationship phases Oct 03, 2010
cami wrote:LOL.. with all due respect Knight.. you're a man: how complicated can you be?? food, s.e.x., work, sleep, sports, drink, that's about it...


Not quite the mix I like!

I am the one who cooks. Always.
I hardly sleep.
My sports are 'alternative'.
My drinking is highly refined and comes with the proviso of 'Premier Grand Cru'.
Work can often be done from home and is highly 'creative'.

So that only leaves one category left to define...see point 2!

So what is the difference between these classifications and those for a girl? Apart from shopping, these all apply to the female gender too...

8) 8) 8)

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Re: Relationship phases Oct 04, 2010
Dubai Knight wrote:
cami wrote:LOL.. with all due respect Knight.. you're a man: how complicated can you be?? food, s.e.x., work, sleep, sports, drink, that's about it...


Not quite the mix I like!

I am the one who cooks. Always.
I hardly sleep.
My sports are 'alternative'.
My drinking is highly refined and comes with the proviso of 'Premier Grand Cru'.
Work can often be done from home and is highly 'creative'.

So that only leaves one category left to define...see point 2!

So what is the difference between these classifications and those for a girl? Apart from shopping, these all apply to the female gender too...

8) 8) 8)

Knight


4 out of 5... and they still don't like you??

Well... they must've been "loonies" before you even met them. You need to do a better job pre-screening them Buddy!!!!! :lol:


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Re: Relationship phases Oct 04, 2010
Tom Jones wrote:
Dubai Knight wrote:
cami wrote:LOL.. with all due respect Knight.. you're a man: how complicated can you be?? food, s.e.x., work, sleep, sports, drink, that's about it...


Not quite the mix I like!

I am the one who cooks. Always.
I hardly sleep.
My sports are 'alternative'.
My drinking is highly refined and comes with the proviso of 'Premier Grand Cru'.
Work can often be done from home and is highly 'creative'.

So that only leaves one category left to define...see point 2!

So what is the difference between these classifications and those for a girl? Apart from shopping, these all apply to the female gender too...

8) 8) 8)

Knight


4 out of 5... and they still don't like you??

Well... they must've been "loonies" before you even met them. You need to do a better job pre-screening them Buddy!!!!! :lol:


:) :)


Nah, they aren't loonies. Just silly emotional women who doesn't see that there is no relationship with a self-absorbed, emotionally detached man whose idea of a relationship is based on one thing: lust. :lol: :lol:
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