Of course, for those on the more conservative side of the spectrum, you may find that you’ll only be sharing a space after you’re married.[Read: 14 tips to make moving in together before marriage work for you] #6 Being at ease with the parents. When you first meet them, they tend to look at you like an alien, or they’re very nice, which makes you wonder what they’re saying behind your back.#1 Anything related to bowel movements, farts, going to the bathroom together, using it with the door open, etc.For farts, that should happen in the first 2 – 3 months, as there’s bound to be a time when you won’t be able to hold it in.
The first time you show that really weird and unexplainable side of yourself to your partner is a milestone.Maybe bring them soup when they have a cold, at best.But you know that one time you needed a toilet and a trashcan at the same time for basically a full 24 hours?While every relationship has milestones, long-term ones have more, just because there’s more time together.Certain things that happen five years in just don’t happen during the first year.This should happen after at least a year of knowing that you’re serious with each other.For some, it happens in months, but those relationships tend to phase out quickly most of the time.[Read: The 10 stages of dating for a successful relationship] #5 Sharing space, even if it’s at mom and dad’s house.This is when your partner’s toothbrush, hairbrush, spare clothing, and beauty products have taken over a drawer in your bedroom and the medicine cabinet in your bathroom.This has a pretty hefty time frame, and should go away in 2-4 years. Because while you might feel comfortable around one parent, you might have a tinge of self-awareness around the other for a while.If you’re over it in a year or less, you’re one of the few lucky ones.