Sometimes the timing is just wrong, and other times, there's an even more fundamental problem: you can love someone without really understanding them.
There are steps you can take to make your relationship much stronger. Strong enough to deal with anything that comes your way.
Despite endless songs, plays, TV shows, poems, and pretty much every art form ever trying to describe what falling in love is really like, it's still not exactly clear how you fall in love.
There are so many different ways couples interact and respond to each other every single day that show how much they really care about each other.
Because when you mix friendship and romantic feelings, it's really easy for things to get messy.
Because it's not always about big moves and sweeping gestures — it's really the everyday behaviors that keep your relationship alive.
Just because you see your friends getting married all around you isn't a reason to rush.
I have friends who have told me they're madly in love about twice a year — while others are far more reserved about throwing around the "L" word.
So, when it comes to how long it takes to fall in love, you need to give yourself some time to make sure that's really what you're feeling.
Because dating with someone for a long time can be a BFD — it can change who you are as a person.