Milestones define the journey. They let you know that you’ve travelled or have made progress. This shows you’re heading somewhere. Likewise, relationship milestones define the journey of your relationship and where it is heading.
For any couple, it is essential to know the direction of their togetherness. They ought to know if they both moving forward in the same direction or not.
Identifying milestones in a relationship is quite difficult. It can vary for each couple, nonetheless, there are some common milestones that couple should keep in mind and embrace the journey together. Let’s have a look at some of these pre-defined or pre-identified milestones.
1. Comfort with each other’s presence
It is not easy to get comfortable with someone’s presence, all the time. There are times when you may even hate your room partners for being too close to you. We all have a level of comfort zone where not many are allowed to enter.
If you feel that you’re comfortable with each other’s presence, then you say that you’ve hit one of the many relationship milestones.
2. Constantly going out
How often do you go out with your friends vs how often do you go out with someone you love? This can be the best way to judge if you’re reaching to new relationship milestones or not.
Well, when you’re spending a lot of time with each other and prefer hanging out more than usual then it’s a good sign.
It means you like each other’s presence and enjoy their company. So, you’re moving towards a new milestone.
3. Seeing each other’s underwear
To let someone see your underpants is quite shocking. You certainly don’t keep on showing this to anyone who walks in your life.
This also demonstrates the comfort level and freedom you both have achieved over a period of time.
So, consider this as one of the relationship milestones and cherish it.
4. Being crazy
When we are starting in a relationship, we always maintain our calmness and try to act sane. We avoid brining our crazy self out in open as it might lead to embarassment.
When you’ve achieved a level of comfort and feel a close to that person, you don’t shy away from showing your crazy side.
You don’t care what the person might think and believe that the person must know your real self. If this happens, then realize that you’re reached yet other relationship milestones amongst many more to come.
5. Meeting friends and family
You never introduce all of your dates to your friends and family. You take your own time to introduce them to your closed ones.
When you are being introduced or you’re thinking of introducing them to your family and friends, you’ve reached one of the important milestones in a relationship.
6. Traveling together
You prefer travelling with your family and close friends. This is your personal time that you love spending with someone you love or are close to. Not anyone is invited to enter this zone, until you’ve hit one of the relationship milestones.
When you decide to spend your personal travelling time with your partner, you’ve moved up a ladder in your relationship milestones timeline.
7. Embracing the imperfection
No one is perfect. We all are aware about this, but there are few whose flaws we want to ignore and want to be with them despite of that. When you’re embracing your partner’s flaws and are ready to accept them with it, then you’re moving forward in your relationship milestones.
8. Space sharing
Space sharing happens when you’re sure about your relationship. You’re far more than comfortable and love sharing each other’s spaces, even in their parent’s home.
This doesn’t happen easily and you don’t do it with everyone you date. So, be happy as you’re making a progress and moving ahead in your relationship milestones.
9. Being comfortable with parents
Getting introduced to each other parents is one aspect and getting comfortable with them is another.
When you’ve moved ahead in your relationship, you get comfortable with each other’s parents. You start treating them as your own and start filling up each other’s shoes.
This is a great progress and shows how happy and comfortable you both are with each other.
10. Unasked compromises
When was the last time you actually compromised for someone without being asked for it? It doesn’t happen with every random person. When you’re compromising for someone means you care for their happiness and comfort than your own.
You are comfortable in compromising and are doing it happily without any second thought. This is a great progress in relationship milestones.
11. Talking about future
When you’re talking about future unintentionally then it means mentally you’ve accepted them as your partner. You are comfortable and the future conversations just happen.
It is a good sign since it is when your sub-conscious mind knows that you’ve decided to be together. You love him and cherish your every time spent with him. So, enjoy the moment.
12. Move-in together
This is another one of the important relationship milestones where you actually declare your decision of being with a person. There is no shyness and you’re at the highest level of comfort with that person.
If you have reached most of these relationship milestones, then congratulations, you are definitely meant to be with the person you are in relationship with. It is hard to come by a person who is perfectly compatible with you but you are lucky to find such a person in your life.