For love to be everlasting and eternal, every one should be aware of the different stages of love and know its significance. The following are the different phases through which you will travel in your love life, and only those who pass these stages will have endless love.
Attraction can be defined as something which is more than friendship and is a step towards getting ready for a relationship. Now, attraction is of two types.
Sometimes an emotional attraction can occur even when a physical attraction does not. And in this case, the bond will be stronger between the two who connect, since no preconceived notions based on physical appearance has occurred.
You feel free to discuss everything with this person and you are absolutely comfortable in his company. Thus intimacy develops gradually. If you can't establish intimacy with your partner, your relationship may work for a while, but is unlikely to endure the years. Intimacy is actually the path to a true, healthy, and beautiful relationship.
Romance is a celebration of the life you live as part of a couple. It springs naturally and originates from within your heart. It makes you do things that you possibly couldn't have imagined to do otherwise. It shows you who you are, and reminds you of the role you play in a relationship.
The passion stage is very important. For from here you will understand the true meaning and nature of your relationship. If there is no passion then it's best to let go, but if there is passion in your relationship then it is time to go on to the next stage.
The last stage is commitment. This is when you know that you want to spend your whole life with this person you love, and you can do anything for him. It is when your whole world just revolves round your lover, and you take a pledge to remain true to your mate throughout good and bad times, be by his side whenever he needs you.
Thus, remember all these stages if you want your relationship to last forever. Believe me, love is worth the effort. All the best!