COUPLES THERAPY & THE RELATIONSHIP CYCLE
Couples therapy is based on a relationship cycle model. A new relationship begins with a stage of discovery where rules, roles, norms, and goals are defined. From there, partners move to a stage of intimacy where a foundation of trust and accountability is established. The discovery and intimacy phases create a platform for the adventure stage where the connection evolves to new levels. The growth that has been created requires some adaptation in the space stage. This gives partners a chance to refuel.
Over time, healthy relationships continue to cycle through evolving stages of discovery, intimacy, adventure, and space.
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