In this document Larry Ballard sums up the five phases a relationship can be in. These are notes of the teaching, resulting in a concise overview of the five phases and what to be aware of in each phase. Especially useful if one is studying this subject.
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You are attracted to someone, not primarily for what they are, but rather for what you become as a result of your contact with them.
Here is a preview of the 5 phases:
- Attraction (Formation)
- Testing (Proving) – Counting the cost!
- Commitment (Establishing)
- Maintenance (Preserving) – Not waiting until it breaks down!
- Ending or changing of a relationship. (High degree of vulnerability)