" Strangers, Again " - WongFuProductions
Every relationship goes through stages. How and where each stage develops is up to the couple.
The 1st stage - Meeting. The stage where you meet the other as strangers, not knowing a single thing about the person.
The 2nd Stage - The Chase. All you want was to know more about him/her. All you want to do was to hang out with him/her. The only person you want to talk to was him/her, being the number one priority. Every time you saw him/her, butterflies. He/she was everything you thought could be perfect in a boy/girl.
The 3rd stage - Honeymoon. It’s the time where you can finally and fully express your affections to each other and do all the things you wanted to do as a couple.
The 4th Stage - Comfortable. It’s when you can truly be yourself, but it depends on what you do with that comfort. Some use it positively, continuing to work at their relationship and grow together. But others allow it to create distance and/or take each other for granted. Whether it’s taking each other for granted or people changing over time, the bottom line is: Someone stops trying and the feelings aren’t as strong as before.
The 5th Stage - Tolerance. Somehow the person you were so crazy about, turns into someone who isn’t that special anymore. It happens so gradually, you may never see it coming. Arguing is one thing, but feeling dissatisfied and unhappy with the relationship is another. Trying various times to try to make changes, fix things, but like so many couples out there.. it wasn’t enough. It might become to one of those relationships where, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. That’s never a good way to describe a relationship.
The 6th Stage - Downhill. There’s not much time left once you’re here. The effort to trying to make things work just isn’t worth it anymore. Problems continue and arguments don’t get solved. What’s next is what happens to everyone at some point, the end of the line. The worst stage ever, breaking up.
The 7th Stage - Breaking Up. You don’t know when it will happen or how, but you hope to leave it on good mutual terms, if that’s ever truly possible. This is when the two of you will start a new path, one that leads right back to where you started: Strangers. The change will be so drastic and so blunt that you’ll probably want to get back together right away, just to restore what’s normal. But this doesn’t always happen and the distance will grow. Eventually, the two of you will move on or find someone new. Even when when you both get over the past and try to remain friends, things will never be the same. Lives will continue on in different directions towards the inevitable end, becoming strangers, again. Everything you shared, will just become fragmented memories. You’ll question if it really happened.
Do you realize that there are only two options for the future? It’s either you break up or you get married. It’s going to be one or the other. What do you think will happen if we don’t end up together? Are we going to hate each other? Do you think we’ll keep in touch? If life separates you and end up in totally different places, always remember when your paths aligned for the period of time and be thank for that and hope that wherever the other person is, they’ll be thankful too. That’s the best you can wish for.