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3 Signs Which Shows that Your Relationship is Serious

There comes a time in many long-term relationships, after things have been progressing for awhile, when you might step back and think to yourself, “Wow, we’re really in this for the long haul.” Maybe it’s one super romantic moment that brings about this realization, or maybe it’s a collection of shared experiences that build up that deepening bond. The signs your relationship is serious aren’t always easy to spot, but when you know what to look for, you can feel more confident in your growing connection.

1. Your Walls Are Totally Down Around Each Other

“You don't need to pretend to be a different person in order to please your mate," love and life mentor Susan Winter previously told Elite Daily. When you’re not embarrassed to throw on your comfy old toothpaste-stained t-shirt (you know the one) or sing Beyoncé songs out loud in the shower, you know you’re super comfortable around your SO. "Your partner has seen your best moments and moments you wish you could delete,” Winter said. “At the end of the day, you feel safe being the real you.”

2. You obsess less.

People who had recently fallen in love reported thinking about their partners over 85% of the day, according to a 2016 study linking romance and substance abuse. Daydreaming about your partner in the early months of your relationship can certainly feel like an addiction, but the addiction will naturally pass when you leave that puppy love stage and enter a more serious stage of the relationship. You won't need to worry whether your partner has seen your text, because you'll feel assured that they are committed to you and will eventually respond. (However, if you don't wonder how your partner is doing at all, chances are that you’re not that interested in them in which case, you probably shouldn't be in a serious relationship with that person.)

3. You reach out to one another equally.

Reciprocity of gestures whether that means asking each other out to dinner or just sending a sweet text at the end of the day is indicative of equality of interest in your relationship. If you notice that you’re always the one reaching out to your partner, that can mean that your partner is less invested in your relationship, which implies that your relationship might not be as serious as you thought.

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