All married couples pass through these 5 stages. Which stage of marriage are you in?

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Updated On: November 9, 2023
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Everyone thinks their marriage is unique, but we have found that most relationships of holy matrimony pass through the same, roughly similar stages. We think you can identify yours from this list. Can you?

The stages of a married life

Marriage is a heavy loaded term that comes with a list of DOs and DON’Ts. This relationship is typically expected to last till death does them apart. When a companionship as long term as this is in play, one is bound to find a pattern in it.

It is a popular belief in philosophy that the collective conscience and the collective memory plays a huge role in our daily lives. We collectively act out our roles in the society and marriage is another such event. The duo plays out certain roles in the marriage and together crosses one milestone after another. Going on their first road trip to managing finance as a couple, starting a family of two to moving on to having children, they do it all with the satisfaction of being a team. Let us find out the 5 stages of a married couple’s life.

The honeymoon

Can’t keep eyes, hands, thoughts off you.

Two years into marriage

Getting to know each other’s idiosyncrasies.

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Babies! Here they come

No romance, no sleep, no late night parties – game over!

Related reading: The five stages of parenthood – find out which stage you are in now!

Years 10-20

The marriage works like a clockwork machine. Conversation, need base only.

Empty nest

Beginning to rediscover each other and falling in love all over again.

30th Anniversary

Team united! Each other’s physician, advocate and best friend.


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Readers Comments On “All married couples pass through these 5 stages. Which stage of marriage are you in?”

  1. Building a successful marriage is a lifelong challenge. Understanding the different stages of marriage and the phases you’ll go through as a couple may help you build a stronger and more fulfilling relationship.

    True…everyone goes through the same!

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