how they perceive their partners. Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating. Deciding when and how to disclose intimate information to a new partner is an important part of every romantic relationship and can be the difference between an honest, healthy relationship or a closed, stunted one. According to this theory, we seek out relationships that remind us of ones that disappointed us in the past, and try for a second chance. You find you have a lot in common but her reminds you too much of your. Change can be a challenge, but change is your life telling you that you've outgrown the old ways. Interestingly, there are actually several scientific and psychological components that can contribute to you gravitating towards a particular type of person. Once social interaction takes place, other traits come into their own. The couple is challenged to respond as a unit to be supportive about the job, to come or not to the funeral, to face the medical issues together - all a testing of the strength of the relationship and each partner's ability to deal with crises and.