It is most advantageous to learn about problem solving, conflict management and communication during this stage.
Phase 3: The Challenge (Trouble in paradise) A couple doesn't really know how strong a relationship is until they deal with the challenges that life brings.
These stages may move faster for some than others but no one should jump from the beginning right to the end and skip all the stages in between.
When you meet a stranger for the first time, you don’t know them and there is nothing to build a relationship on.
It takes time for one to get to a place of friendship because as you slowly begin to open up and share, trust begins to develop.
The more you get to know them and see that they are trustworthy, the closer you become.
On a daily basis you encounter strangers, acquaintances, peers, friends and best friends.
Looking at the different stages of friendships in our lives allows us to view the stages objectively and become aware of the process/time it takes to develop a close friendship with another person.
The other person's habits, needs, anger and withdrawal patterns become uncomfortably clear.
Intense conflict has the potential for developing during this stage.
Firstly, a stranger is someone that you don’t know yet, perhaps someone that you have seen but don’t know his or her name.
For example, the person that you are trying to hit on at the bar or meet in a coffee shop is considered a stranger.
You know nothing about them other than what they look like.