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Stages Of Relationship Development In Ben And Katie's Marriage

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The stages of relationship development are initiating, experimenting, intensifying, integrating, and bonding. An initiation stage in Ben and Katie's marriage is when they first met. Katie was hired to work as a temp in a comedy show. Ben started to throw paperclips at her and that is when they first interacted. An experimenting stage was when they went out to eat and Ben asked Katie about her interest in creating word puzzles. This is experimenting because they are getting to know one another by questioning. An intensifying stage is when he came over to pick up his dry cleaning, and he told her that his low was every second of the last two weeks they were parted when their children were at camp. This is intensifying because Ben is sharing in-depth
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