Making Choices About Your Relationships That Are Right For You

Samantha Stein
3 min readMar 13, 2023

In Stepping Off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life, Amy Gahran writes about how most people assume everyone is on the same page when talking about relationships. She calls this default set of societal expectations a Relationship Escalator. Gahran describes 8 steps on the relationship escalator as:

  1. Making contact. Flirting, casual/occasional…

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Samantha Stein

I’m a writer, photographer, and psychologist who (monthly) explores self, relationships, and mental health in an ever-changing world.