Even if couples make it past the selfish first stage and into stage two, "I'm here to serve my spouse," Bob Lepine says there's a third and even more profound stage of marital union.
According to Bob Lepine, marriages often begin with the misguided idea that "She's here to complete me." Bob Lepine describes what he calls the "Three Phases of Marriage."
Crawford Loritts and his wife, Karen, reminisce about their courtship and early years of marriage. The Lorittses encourage young couples to link arms with older couples to help them walk through the first years of marriage.