In a society where everything is set up to be high-speed and instantaneous, we have developed an expectation that everything, including our relationships, should be realized as quickly as possible.

In this way, many singles miss out on the depth, magic, and beauty that comes from moving at a slower pace and focusing on that one special person.

Getting to know someone does not occur in a single sweep of events. It unfolds in stages over a period of time. According to writer David Brooks, couples experience seven stages of intimacy. This week, we’ll dive into what it takes to develop healthy intimacy through the seven stages.