Relationships Stage 7: Older Relationships
7 Stages of a Healthy Relationship
Older Relationships – The Third Honeymoon
Older relationships are like a third honeymoon. In this seventh and
last stage of a healthy relationship the couple have arrived. This is
the real thing. They have learned acceptance and teamwork. The their
maturity after the last silly phase of the midlife crisis
finds them with an assurance, trust and intimacy that can only come
from a lifelong commitment to a partner and true best friend.
This is the third honeymoon where you are united in the deepest way
possible, a true uniting of souls. If the couple have worked through the
previous stages there is now a deep intimate friendship based on trust,
honesty and respect.
When the couple have guided and supported each other through any
midlife crises they have generally made it. Now they are full, complete
mature both as individuals and as a couple.
You are now secure in each other. Accept each other and are each other’s best friends. Short of external problems you have no major problems ahead. You have learned not to take your frustrations, irritations and tensions out on your spouse. You have made it through the best of times and the worst of times. You know how to meet each other’s needs, and recognize when one of you is upset about something and you have the experience to know how to handle it and if necessary, work around it. Younger couples can look up to this couple and get relationship tips from their lifelong bonding experiences together.
You trust each other with a deeper trust than ever before. The love,
affection and trust you feel for each other You are relaxed and
comfortable with each other. There is a warm serene glow from the warmth
of mature calm Love.
A good solid relationship needs a few ingredients to start with, and
then it needs to be properly taken care of and nurtured to make all the
ingredients come together.
Maturing together with each other and developing a deep lifelong bond as soul mates.
this is what life and Love is all about!
Love is revitalizing and energizing and is long lasting; Love endures.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass,
it’s about learning how to dance in the rain