Even Stage 2 cannot happen without a few things, like cutting ties with previous relationships.
No, this is actually not a woman thing. Believe it or not, its a man thing. At least in my case it is. Truly, sex defines the relationship interiorly, and men naturally have a much higher sex drive than women. Sex drive is only the beginning. Secularly, for a relationship to be better than the previous relationship, it truly needs to be improved.
From my perspective, he and Is relationship isn’t more fulfilling than the previous.
Short version? He won’t stop fucking her.
I understand transitioning relationships. It involves healing and learning to love again– not sleepovers and quickies. And gifts and parties and families. That is called the real relationship. That is just the truth.