|Escalation (Coming Together)
||Occurs when people meet and interact for the first time.
||Occurs when people learn more about each other through conversation
||Occurs when people move from being acquaintances to friends.
||Occurs when partners form a strong commitment to the relationship
||Occurs when partners announce their commitment to each other publicly.
|Termination (Coming Apart)
||Occurs when partners begin to see their differences as undesirable
||Occurs the quality/quantity of communication between partners decreases.
||Occurs when partners are not communicating with each other as frequently.
||Occurs when partners create a physical and emotional separation from each other.
||Occurs when the relationship is official over.