There is a pattern to relationship development:
During acquaintanceship = stage of infatuation (68 mos.)
Longevity does not mean a relationship will be successful.
4 main relationship issues: (Gottman)
* Respectful perception
* Constant communication
* Unfailing commitment
* Complete trust
Opposites do not attract.
Similarity is one of the most predicted variables in relationship development and continuation.
What leads people to attraction:
* Propinquity = physical proximity.