There are a lot of big moments in life and dating that are expected to be celebrated. Your first date (if things progress beyond that and get serious) when you move in together, getting engaged or have kids. While all these things are important to celebrate (if they mean a lot to you) what about the smaller relationship milestones? Or what if you’re a couple that don’t want kids or to get married? Does that mean you shouldn’t have moments to celebrate? Well, we think you should. Which is why we made this lovely list of 6 small relationship milestones worth celebrating…
Look, everyone talks about how stressful it is to meet your partner’s family and they’re not wrong. For a lot of couples, it can be ‘make or break’. However, what about the friends? Friends can become like the family we pick for ourselves, so it’s a big deal when you’re introducing a potential partner to them. They’re the most likely to notice things that you might not about this new person, or be able to tell whether they’re a good fit for you. Let’s be honest, you know it’s real when the person goes from ‘that actor with the weird tattoo’ to their actual name in the group chat. So yes, meeting the friends is definitely one of the relationship milestones! If you want to see how potential partners feel about meeting the friends, check out CLiKD!
Well, for one thing, not all potential couples make
it past the first argument. In fact, a lot of situationships
fizzle out or break down completely after the
This might seem like an odd one in this list of relationship milestones. After all, who wants to remember arguments, especially if the issue has been resolved, right? Well, for one thing, not all potential couples make it past the first argument. In fact, a lot of situationships fizzle out or break down completely after the first argument. The fact that you were able to make it through and hopefully learn from it is big. It’s definitely worth noting each other’s communication styles, so that when you argue in future, it’ll be healthy ones.
This is a huge one, especially if you think about how you want to come across at work. You likely want to be seen as professional as possible. Going to each other work events together shows that you’re proud to be with them. It also shows that you want them to see another part of your life. If you’re one of those people who is private about your life outside of work, this is definitely a bold step that is worth celebrating.
Feeling safe being vulnerable around them shows
that there is a real level of trust there and that’s
a beautiful thing!
Now, you have absolutely got to celebrate this! It’s so important to be able to open up to your partner and have their support. Whether it’s just telling them about your past experiences, fears or dreams. In fact, it could even just being comfortable enough to cry in front of them for the first. Feeling safe being vulnerable around them shows that there is a real level of trust there and that’s a beautiful thing!
If there are two events that will tell you if you’re truly compatible with someone, it’s living with them or travelling with them, for sure. You may think you love someone, until you have to share the same space and be with them 24/7 that is. When travelling together, you’ll learn a lot about them. Do they like to have the whole trip planned out? Are they one of those people who like to sleep in till 4pm and only wake up to go bar hopping? Do they pause to take a lot of pictures every 5 mins and do you find that adorable or infuriating? Travelling together is a good way to see if you can stand their little quirks and also make memories together. Plus, this is one of those relationship milestones you can share on the gram too.
First, adopting a pet is awesome, regardless of
your relationship status.
C’mon! How can this not be the best milestone to celebrate ever? First, adopting a pet is awesome, regardless of your relationship status. Secondly, it shows that you’re in it for the long haul by pledging to take care of this living creature together. You’ll both be having to invest time and money here, plus you’ll be able to see how you work together through the good times and the bad. It’s a huge responsibility, but you’re approaching it as a team!
So, there you have it! 6 small relationship milestones worth celebrating. It’s not always the big moments, sometimes the smaller, quieter moments are just as sweet, if not sweeter. Now, get celebrating guys!