A partnership is not just about honesty between two people but a new honesty with yourself.
They are rarely formed because most people don't want to take the time to get there.Most couples give up on the idea of crème brûlée before they even attempt it.While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.They are two people trying to make something together -- never just two people who don't know how to be alone.
The instability of relationships comes from the opaqueness of feelings.
There are no more extreme highs replaced by crashing lows.
The anxiety, butterflies and nerves that were once used to keep the relationship going are now replaced with a stability that keeps it on track.
Those beautiful, romantic, futile emotional attachments can either dissipate into thin air, collapse with great intensity or mold into something more important, more evolved and more purposeful.
If Kim Kardashian can have a relationship in 72 days, she clearly never understood what it meant to have a partnership -- and if you're going to get married before your relationship has evolved into a partnership, then obviously, you're doomed.
As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).