Early intimacy can blur relationship boundaries. A woman may see physical pleasure as a sign of love, while a man may view it casually.
Passionate start, constant togetherness, and fiery physical intimacy, but lacking emotional connection in an otherwise seemingly perfect relationship.
One partner feels overwhelmed by the deepening intimacy, becoming withdrawn and distant, affecting the relationship's intensity and availability.
Withdrawal triggers pursuit, with one partner fearing abandonment. However, pursuit repels the withdrawing partner, leading to stage 4: repulsion.
In push-pull relationships, the pursuer withdraws to avoid abandonment, resulting in physical and emotional distance between partners.
After creating space, the pusher in a push-pull relationship seeks their partner's presence and affection again,
vThe push-pull relationship experiences moments of bliss and harmony, but when intensity resurfaces, the pusher withdraws, restarting the cycle.