The journey does not have to end with the power struggle. Hidden beneath the critical, discontent, demanding person you are with is a vulnerable, hurting, yet wonderful and magnificent human being. And beyond troughs of conflict and tension is a deep, rewarding, intimate connectedness that can be ushered in by the conscious relationship stage. In this stage, the energy shifts from antagonism to cooperation, indifference to a deep understanding, and disconnection to attachment. The love that is possible in this stage is a 'deep' rather than a 'high' love. Welcome to the conscious relationship stage.