Signs it’s time to take your relationship to the next level

Do we hear wedding bells?

Even if you’ve been with someone for a long time, it can be tricky to know when the right time to move your relationship to the next level is. Making the relationship official is one of the biggest moments of your life, but you have to be absolutely sure before taking that leap of faith with anyone. If you are unsure how to know if your partner is on the same page as you and don't know how to navigate this phase of your relationship, here are a few signs to look out for. 

You’ve talked about marriage  

While we agree that certain aspects of the proposal should be kept a secret, the proposal itself should not be a surprise. The two of you must have discussed marriage and all its aspects before one person decides to pop the question. This means, you must have had a conversation about the wedding, introducing the families, where you will be living after the wedding and so on. If you can have these conversations and not feel anxious or frightened, it’s a sign you might be ready to take the next step in your relationship.  

You think as a unit  

A telltale sign that you are ready to take the next step is when you start referring to one another as a unit. When the “I” and “me” becomes a “we” it shows that you function smoothly together. This is an upgrade in the status of your relationship and a sign that it’s time to put a ring on it! 

You share similar values 

When you and your partner are aligned on topics like children, finance, house, religion, and communication style, you will know it’s time to take things to the next level. Being on the same page about these things in life will protect your relationship and allow you to resolve any differences effectively.   

You overcome conflicts easily 

No relationship is perfect but when you can overcome conflicts (big or small) without being disrespectful or playing the blame game, it’s a sign. It shows that you are capable of withstanding fights without turning on each other.

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