But how do you know if your partner is in the relationship for the right reasons?
It's a tough balance, because you don't want to waste your time on a bad relationship— but you don't want to be too hasty either.
Normally we're moving too fast because we're trying to get over someone, we're scared of being alone, or any number of issues that make us feel more comfortable being paired up.
But there’s another important aspect of marital advice that’s often neglected—and that’s about keeping up your individuality.
If someone was a big part of your life, it’s natural that you would want to keep a connection with them — but there might be unresolved or confusing feelings.
Because it turns out that even science agrees — couples who drink together, stay together.
It's the most awkward thing in the world when you're with someone you're genuinely in love with, walking around, and you see your eyes wandering.
You're so lost in the dating rollercoaster that you don't even notice that you're burned out.
A lot of people consider sharing a bed together an integral part of the relationship. So your partner may be resistant to the idea of sleeping in separate beds — they may even be hurt by the idea of it.
Because it's not always about big moves and sweeping gestures — it's really the everyday behaviors that keep your relationship alive.