Little Relationship Milestones That Mean You Might Have What It Takes To Make It Last

People talk about the big milestones in relationships and how we need to celebrate those, like sharing keys to your place or the first time you sleep together, or even marking the amount of time that you’ve been dating!

But there are some other medium to little relationship milestones that are just as exciting and should be celebrated as well.

You Can Pretty Much Order For Them

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Andrea Piacquadio

You know the two of you are getting close when you know exactly what they would order from some of your favorite spots to eat. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but everyone has such individual tastes, to know theirs is kind of adorable.

You Feel Comfortable Borrowing Their Clothing

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Leah Kelley

You don’t feel sheepish anymore asking if you can borrow his sweater. You know that that sweater is just as much yours now as it is his. These are the unspoken rules of a good relationship. We all know it.

You’ve Dealt With Something Intense And Came Out Stronger

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Vitor Lima

This is a big milestone, but it doesn’t feel like a big one until you really look back on it. You’ve had your first real argument and you may have been through it during that argument, but once the dust settled, you felt kind of happy because you knew you left that argument stronger.

You’ve Traveled Somewhere Together

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Jack Sparrow

They say that nothing puts a strain on a relationship like going on a trip together, so what better way to know that your relationship is going to make than if you’ve survived traveling somewhere? It doesn’t have to be big, even a weekend getaway will do.

They’re The Person You Want To Call When You Need Advice

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Pixabay

Before you know it, they’re the person that you’re calling when you need advice or need help with something. This is another one of those milestones that kind of sneaks up on you. You don’t really realize it until you stop to think, “Wow, I really trust this person.”

You Feel Comfortable Not Looking Your Best Around Them

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Tan Danh

You’ve passed the point of needing to sneak into the bathroom to put on a full face of makeup before he wakes up. He’s seen you in your sweatpants with your spot treatment on and your hair in a bun.

His Family And Friends Have You On Social Media

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Helena Lopes

It’s a safe bet that your relationship is going well if his friends and family start adding you on Facebook and Instagram, because those are the people who have the inside scoop. It also means that they genuinely like you. Get ready for texts from his mom and group chats.

You Have Some Stuff At His Place

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Josh Willink

Over time, you’ve left some stuff at his house like some fresh clothes, little travel size bottles of your skincare routine, and a toothbrush—they just kind of collected over time and he seems in no rush to make you take that stuff home.

You Help Each Other With Your Chores

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Photo Credit: Pexels / ira dulger

You spend a lot of time at each other’s places, and because of that, you’ve started helping them with their chores, and they help with yours. It just feels natural because you share those spaces, too.

You’re Never Guessing When You’ll See Each Other Again

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Git Stephen Gitau

You always know that you’re going to see them again, and you’re not stressed about cementing plans because you don’t know when they’ll have time for you again. That withholding game is a thing of the past.

You’re Not Worried About Them Judging Your Dumb Thoughts

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Tim Samuel

One of the ways that I knew that my boyfriend and I were on the right track is that I accidentally talked to my cats in my cat baby voice in front of him without even thinking about how embarrassing that was going to be for me. If you’ve stopped worrying about seeming dumb in front of them, that’s a good sign.

You’ve Got A Show That Is Yours

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Photo Credit: Pexels / cottonbro

I’m not talking about a show that one of you loved and you rewatched together, I’m talking about a new show that neither of you has seen before that you both get excited to watch together.

You Don’t Text As Much

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Avonne Stalling

This one might seem a little bit counterintuitive, but if you’re texting less and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable, it’s probably because you know that you’re both committed to this relationship and you’ll both catch up when you have the time.

You Survived The Ex Talk

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Eduardo Simões Neto Junior

You don’t have to go into the whole ex file right away, in fact, that’s probably a bad idea. But talking about your exes doesn’t feel like something taboo anymore as long as they’re not bringing them up all the time.

You Know How You Like To Spend Downtime

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Photo Credit: Pexels / cottonbro

You know that on a Friday night when your friends ask you what you and your boyfriend are doing, you’re going home to do what you love to do to relax. You’re not questioning how they like to spend their downtime or if they want to go out—you just know.

Their Pet Likes You Or Your Pet Likes Them

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Helena Lopes

If either of you has pets and the pets are a fan of the other person, then that’s a huge sign. Animals are good judges of character, and they also mirror how you’re feeling. If you feel comfortable around them, then your pets will too.

You’ve Cried In Front Of Them

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Ba Tik

Crying is NOT cute, I don’t care who you are, and that means that it can be kind of embarrassing. But if you’ve cried in front of them and it wasn’t weird, that’s a milestone to celebrate. It doesn’t matter if it was in a fight, watching a movie, or because you had a bad day.

They Took You To A Work Event

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Pixabay

As we all know, no one in our lives is more involved in drama the way that our favorite coworkers are. If they bring you to a work event, that’s exciting! It means they’re comfortable introducing you into the other parts of their life.

You Have Some Inside Jokes

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Photo Credit: Pexels / cottonbro

This one is a no-brainer, but inside jokes are a great sign that your relationship is headed in the right direction. Inside jokes probably mean you’ve done or said something dumb around each other and you thought it was funny.

You’ve Seen Each Feel Unwell

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Taryn Elliott

Being vulnerable around other people is a very difficult thing to do. If you and your partner have seen each other when you’re not feeling your best mentally or physically, that means something.