The Stages of a Relationship—Stage 3: The Dead Zone
Is this the end?
Welcome back, everyone.
Apologies for skipping last week’s newsletter. Transparently, it’s been difficult keeping up with day-to-day tasks with everything going on in the world right now.
However, I didn’t want to abandon what we’ve been building so far, so we’re back with stage 3 of the relationship stages laid out by Karmic Connections author and late astrologer Judy Hall.
This one’s a long one, and it’s all about The Dead Zone.
This is when you can experience situations like “counterfeit bonding,” staying in a relationship out of duty and obligation, codependency, doing the right things for all the wrong reasons , the classic push-pull dynamic and overcompensating to cover up feelings of inadequacy begin to arise.
In the Dead Zone, the energies of the planets operating rear their challenging and often-inconvenient faces in order to help each person get into authentic alignment, both within themselves and within the partnership.
You can think of it as a time when the illusion starts to fade and you have to really face your shit.
Now, the name of this stage might give you a sense of doom and gloom, but as always, it’s up to the two people involved as to whether or not a relationship manages to move forward.
So, let’s get into it…
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