Dating for two years
Sometimes this is different for each partner, and if it is not significantly discussed in a very explicit way, it can lead to misunderstandings." She continues: "There is no magic time frame when a couple should date before the engagement, but the rule for any happy and successful marriage is to realize this—all couples go through a 'romantic love' phase.
This lasts anywhere from 2 days to 26 months, and then the couple will enter into the power struggle or the conflict phase of their relationship.
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