Stages of Relationships- Forming

Bruce Tuckman created a theory in the 1960's about the stages of Group and Team development. These stages can be applicable to any relationships, whether it is a large group or two people. This model includes 4 stages- Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing and it has been added onto through the years. This week Imagine Hope is going to teach you about the original four stages to help assist you in knowing what steps are necessary to be healthy in your relationships. Forming

Forming is the easiest stage out of the four. This is the stage where you get to know each other. This is important to the relationship in that it creates a bond, strong foundation, and friendship. The conversation tends to stay more surface and more like an information exchange.  This is where people determine if someone feels safe enough to move into the next stage.

Keep reading tomorrow to know what happens in the Storming stage!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope          Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual          counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does   family        counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.    Imagine    Hope     serves the Indianapolis area, including the   surrounding  areas   of   Carmel,   Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville,   and Westfield.