The five stages of a relationship can be a precarious thing to navigate.

Remember when you first met someone and there was this incredible feeling of euphoria.

The, I can’t stop thinking about them.

The first kiss.

The addictive sex.

It’s all so unreal and blinding.

They say that chemistry and love are blind and they really are, because in the first few stages of a relationship, you are truly blinded by the other person. You’re releasing dopamine and oxytocin in your brain.

You’re literally getting high off every single moment you’re with them.

The problem is, when you get to stage three and four, you starting seeing things that you missed. It’s almost like, who is this person standing in front of me right now and how could I have missed it? 

In all my years of dating and all my years of coaching, I’ve realized that the first two stages of a relationship can be toxic if you don’t move slow and pay attention.

We all get caught up that we finally met somebody great, but in reality, we need to take things slow.

It doesn’t mean that you can’t see somebody every single day, but you need time to process what you’re going through. The euphoria is very, very addictive and when you experience that euphoria you’ll miss some important things that may be lacking in the other person. They may not be as good of a fit as you thought they would be.

Today I reveal the five stages of relationships and how to never get to the Stage 5 nuclear meltdown.

I want all of you to find love. You deserve love. It’s a beautiful thing to be in love, but I never want to see you get to the Stage 5 meltdown again.

Who wants to get involved in a relationship where the two of you are so toxic at the end that being in the same room makes you both want to meltdown like a nuclear power plant?

Check out the first four stages very carefully and realize that if you pay attention to what’s going on, you may be able to get that illustrious ending that you want.

You may be able to get that prize of being with somebody for a long time, your true love partner, your soul mate.

Check it out. And pass it on to your friends.