By Julia Grady
Every relationship starts out in the oh-so-wonderful honeymoon stage, but believe me, that is not permanent. Each couple is different and moves at various paces, but for the most part, at about the six-month mark couples begin to hit some weird relationship milestones.
1. Farting in front of each other
This milestone is one that every couple is going to encounter whether it be one week into the relationship or one year, it is inevitable. Farting in front of your significant other is a huge step in building comfort and trust. If you are comfortable enough to pass gas in front of your partner, then your relationship is bulletproof. Nothing can break the bond of two people who are truly at ease with the idea of letting one rip in the same vicinity as the person they love.
2. Peeing with the door open
Peeing with the door open is a milestone that usually comes shortly after farting in front of your boyfriend or girlfriend. Opening up the door while using the bathroom is essentially opening up the door in your relationship that leads to all things weird, but you’re totally okay with that.
3. Popping each others pimples
Popping each others pimples is a milestone that may seem totally disgusting to outsiders, but it is a necessary step in a relationship. Sometimes you get those pesky back pimples that you simply can not reach and you need your significant other to lend a hand. Absolutely no shame in this milestone what-so-ever.
4. Borrowing each others clothes
You know you have hit a major milestone in your relationship when your boyfriend or girlfriend finally lets you borrow their favorite pair of sweatpants that they have basically kept under lock and key since you started dating. This step right here shows that your S.O. (significant other) trusts you, and trust is the main building block in every relationship.
5. Wearing no makeup
This milestone is another groundbreaking milestone that shows trust and security between two individuals. A woman often times wears makeup to hide her insecurities, so when she takes off her makeup in front of her partner she is completely letting her guard down and putting all of her insecurities out on the table. Usually in this case men don’t even notice a difference, but to a woman it can be a very daunting task.
6. Sharing all of your passwords
Sharing all of your passwords with your S.O. is the biggest test of trust God has ever created. This person now has access to every single picture, video, message, tweet, and Facebook post you have. You officially have zero secrets and pretty much are an open book whether you like it or not.
7. Moving in your toothbrush
Moving in your toothbrush to your partner’s house is usually a good sign that things are going well. Until you guys move in together (see milestone number 10), you might not always have a toothbrush handy when it is time to go to bed, so having one there permanently solves all your problems. This milestone is often times a prerequisite for moving in together.
8. Sleeping on opposite sides of the bed
Cuddling always looks cute and romantic in movies, but in real life it can get cramped and sweaty. I don’t blame you for not wanting to sleep as the little spoon every single night. I totally get it, being trapped in someone’s arms and having them breathe hot air down your neck all night is neither fun nor romantic. Unfortunately, most couples think that cuddling is required in a relationship. The sooner you realize it is not crucial to the quality of your relationship, the better off you and your sleeping ability will be. So roll over to your respected side of the bed and catch up on some lost sleep.
9. Getting a dog together
Don’t even get me started on having babies, raising a dog with someone is enough of a milestone. Often times in a relationship a couple will adopt a dog to see if they are capable of keeping more than just the plant in the living room alive, and this is often a precursor for having children. Getting a dog is a lot of responsibility, it takes time and patience. Training a puppy is never easy and could potentially but a strain on a couple’s relationship, but in the end it will help strengthen their communication, forbearance, and will bring them closer together.
10. Moving in together
This milestone is truly monumental and deserves a round of applause. Heck, it deserves a damn standing ovation! Moving in with your S.O. is seen to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in a relationship. Living together in theory sounds like a blast, but at the end of the day it is definitely not all fun and games. Moving in together takes communication, compromises, and the ability to let someone eat your leftovers from last night. The key to making moving in together work is making sure you give the other some alone time now and then. I bet you’re super awesome and all, but we all need some space once in awhile.
If you haven’t reached any of these milestones yet, you just wait because you are in for a treat. Leave a comment telling us which milestones you and your significant other have reached in the comment section below!