But early in a relationship, once you get through a couple of awkward rounds, sex can play a big role in building intimacy and even falling in love.
There are a lots of problematic aspects of traditional wedding, from a female perspective — because women have traditionally been objectified by the wedding process — right down to the language used.
The truth is, it can be annoying to the person on the receiving end, but it's easy to see why people in relationships would like using that kind of rhetoric.
Every relationship is different and just because you haven't hit certain milestones by a certain time doesn't mean you should panic or see it as a red flag.
But there are also a lot of behaviors that can be confused with love. Especially when you're in a new relationship, if you have very strong feelings for someone you really, really want to see the best in them.
What we’re often talking about, without even realizing it, are attachment styles. And, specifically, what happens when those attachment styles don’t line up.
But while there are some die-hard fans, how accurate is the test—and how much does it actually affect your relationships?
It's a complicated truth, and when you try to hold someone very close, you may end up pushing your partner away.
Even though you’ll hear over and over again that communication and honesty are the bedrock of a relationship, is there actually such a thing as too much communication? Or too much honesty?
But when you're in a relationship, talking about money and being honest about your finances is key, because they affect so many different areas of your life.