Strangers, again

Today, I stumbled upon through youtube and found this video:

Title: Strangers, again

Uploaded to youtube by Wong Fu Productions

Every relationship goes through stages. Where and how each stage develops is ultimately up to each person. While we always hope for the best, we often can’t avoid the inevitable.

Josh and Marissa are at a crossroads and their future is uncertain. Josh guides us through each stage of the relationship as it formed and as he predicts it will end up as.

First step of every relationship is meeting. Lately, I found this is funny to know that guys would do anything for the right girl. :)

From that stage, we continue to the second stage: chasing. Some people say that this is the best part. Everyday, all we want to know is more and more about him/her, all we want to do is hanging out with him/her. We checked his/her facebook or twitter updates. We oftenly changed status to get attention from him/her. Every chances to meet him/her is so exciting. And everytime we saw him/her…butterflies in the stomach. :P

As the relationship grows, with simple-courage-statement, two person become a couple and enter next stage of relationship: honeymoon. That’s the time when they finally can fully express their affection to each other. They take pictures together, know more about each other, know every detail of they daily lifes, and be a healthy couple.

At the end of stage three, they enter the stage four: comfortable. Comfortable means that we can truly be ourselves. Someone can be positively working on they relationship better. Others create distance. And some other may taking each other for granted.

When someone take each other for granted, his/her couple may stop trying and tired to understanding. In this situation, they enter the fifth stage: tolerance. I think this stage is very awful. They may think that their partner is not special anymore. :(

In a very minimal tolerance situations, their start to arguing things and show their disappointment. They continue arguing until they’re not clearly know things that they argue about. No more patience. No more tolerance. Everything just go wrong.

As the relationship getting harder, they probably continue to the sixth stage: downhill. The effort to make things work is just not worthed anymore. Fight, endless fight.

Seventh stage: breaking up. :(

After breaking up, distance may increase until the person we loved before become stranger, again. Eventually, someone move on, continue their lives, even find someone new; while the other still in sorrow and cannot move on. Further, even though situation is getting better and they remain as friends, everything will not gonna be the same.

I think this short movie is good. Describing the rise and fall of a relationship clearly. Last section mentioned about the further step of a relationship, whether end up breaking or getting married. Whatever happened, just be thankful that one stranger has come to your life and give something beautiful in a time of your life.

This video teach me to be patient, understand, and thankful. May some-good-memories-recall enlightened my mind when I’m in the toughest part of relationship. :)

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