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As you explore interpersonal relationships, I personally studied Knapp's 10 Stage Model when I was in college. It is formally called Knapp's Model of Relational Development. Knapp's model emphasizes ten critical stages that happen in two phases:
As you assess the various stages, one article also illustrates the stages:
Welch, S. A., & Rubin, R. B. (2002). Development of Relationship Stage Measures. Communication Quarterly, 50(1), 24-40.
The article cites how Mark Knapp presented a "staircase" model of relationship ...
Knapp's 10 Stage Model, as well as other concepts, are briefly integrated as well as references.