Are you confused about where your relationship is going? Don’t worry! It happens to the best of us. In fact, one moment you are on a date, mesmerized by her fluttery eyelashes, next moment you find yourself sitting across having the dreaded ‘talk’ which include words like ‘moving in’, ‘getting a pet’ or neon-light hints about ‘the ring’. Therefore, the progression of a romantic relationship is tricky territory. It needs to be handled with caution with as many relationship tips as possible. If you still haven't figured it where exactly you are in a relationship or are unsure about where you are heading, So, let us break it down for you. We have your back and will help you recognize the blaring signs. If you nod yes to any of the below mentioned signs, chances are you are already in a serious relationship, my friend. Therefore, let’s dive in!
Is your relationship serious?
You have your stuff at each other’s place.
It is a textbook scenario in a relationship. You have been spending a lot of time together and are always having ‘sleepovers’ at each other place. You leave your stuff at each other's place, for convenience, be it a toothbrush, a change of clothes. Soon you see that there are traces of each other all over the house, even on the rare occasions when you are not staying over. Be it a plant that she bought over one day or her bracelet in your bedside table; you know that your lives are becoming more intertwined each day.
Sleepovers mean sleeping.
You are past the initial ‘catch stop pawing at each other’ phase. You are now okay with actually hanging out in the couch and watching Netflix. It is okay if you are falling asleep without a sexathon. It might be because you are either too tired, had a bad day or just not feeling well. You enjoy each others proximity and sex may or may not be in the cards. It is okay either way!
You survived a fight (or many)
When the rose-colored glasses come off, there is a massive chance that you and your partner will butt heads. However, you braved the fight and survived. You are no longer afraid to bring out your issues and differences. However, you have managed to find a way to work through them and have put your relationship above the problems. In fact, the fact remains that you like each other well enough, you will find a way to deal with any situation without letting it tear you apart.
You take care of each other
Did you show up with chicken soup when she had a fever and drove to pick up her dad from
You made it official on the social media
Claiming each other in the big bad world of social media might as well mean that you are not looking anymore. So if you have been posting cute/soppy pictures in your Insta account about your relationship, you might be in it for real, and things are getting serious. However, it means you’re confident enough about your relationship to put it on display for all of your followers. This ranges from your cousin twice removed, and your barber.
You are exclusive
Both of you are not beating around the bush when it comes to each other and seeing each other exclusively. You have put each other’s fears to rest and have let the other know where you stand. However, there is no sly talking to someone behind each other's back, and you really look forward for your time with each other. Besides, there is no ‘plan B’ option that you have kept on hold. Hence, if you are all into each other's mind, it's serious for sure!
You plan for the future
I am not speaking marriage or kids, but if you are feature in each other’s plans in the foreseeable future, chances are that you are serious about each other. For example, if you want her to the ‘plus two’ in your sister’s wedding or she is counting on you to show in her office party next month, it means you are planning a little ahead into the future, and things are getting a little concrete.
No skeletons in the closet
You have a sense of transparency in your relationship and there are no unresolved issues shoved under the carpet and no skeletons hidden in the closet. Hence, your partner is not bothered by the ex relationships and is mature in dealing with the facts. In fact, there are no no-go areas that you never talk about and are open to discuss anything that might be bothering you or your partner. Hiding things from each other or not addressing ‘difficult’ topics will only get you so far before you are forced to tackle them.
If you have been unsure about the magnitude of your relationship, we hope the above-mentioned signs bought a bit more clarity into your life. In fact, there are different types of relationships and getting a little more serious is not something to be wary or threatened by. It means you have found someone who lasted long enough to stick around, which is always great. Ambiguity in a relationship is never healthy. However, a bit more transparency can help both you and your partner. It will also give you a better vision and determine where you go from here. Besides, being in denial or failing to address the apparent situation will lead to nothing but hurt feelings and jaded hearts. So hopefully, this guide helps to identify your scenario and