It can be tempting to compare your relationships with those of the people around you. This is rarely such a good idea, as it can have a way of taking away from your own unique special thing you have going on. We can learn a lot by looking at others’ relationship in this way however, and one great way to do that is to think about some of the accepted cultural milestones in relationships, along with the many different experiences and difficulties which we all experience in relationships in the modern day. There are certain rites of passage which have been around for a long time, and don’t look set to stop – and other which would not have mattered even eight years ago. Let’s have a look at a few of the big ones in modern relationships.


Popping The Question

This is something a lot of people might consider later on in a relationship, but the stats show it is getting earlier and earlier as time goes on. Again, this is something that can happen at any time, depending on the couple in question, and it’s highly likely that this will be a very important milestone in any relationship. The only real change here from previous generations is that before, the engagement would certainly have become more moving in together, whereas now this is not necessarily the case. When it feels right, it feels right. Whenever this does happen, you know that it is going to be particularly meaningful for the relationship as a whole.


Having Difficulties

In any relationship there are always going to be problems, and it’s important to recognise that this is always going to be the case. The good news is that not all is ever lost, and no matter how bad things are getting there are things you can do to improve it. Even if it gets to the point where you feel you need to take a break away from each other, something like the can ensure that you always have the tools to get back together again. Remember this, and appreciate that difficulties are always going to happen in a relationship, and you will be in a much better position to take it all head on and with a smile.


Starting A Family

Not all relationships experience this, but many do. It’s worth bearing in mind that it could always happen to yours. If you think there is a chance of starting a family with the person you’re with, then you might want to prepare for it at least mentally. Otherwise, it could mean that it comes as a major shock to the system, and one which you can’t easily rectify. Starting a family with the right person can be a beautiful thing, so bear that in mind as well. If this happens to you, be sure to do the right thing regardless of their relationship and move forward together in the right way.

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