When your relationship tree was just a sapling (and other sappy metaphors)
June 18, 2012 3:33 PM Subscribe
What do the first few months of a healthy, promising relationship look like?
posted by Miss T.Horn to human relations (16 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Being someone who's never been in a relationship that's really lasted, I'm not sure I know the hallmarks of a good beginning. So, for those of you who are in what you'd deem healthy, long-term relationships: what were things like, say, in the first 3 months?
How long did you date before you became exclusive? What were your "boundaries" with your partner? When did you first have sex? How affectionate were you both towards each other during the early stages? Was there a lot of limerence on both sides? What were the things your SO did that endeared them to you vs some difficulties you had to overcome to be together? How often did you see each other? Were you friends first? When did you meet your SO's friends and family, etc etc. Obviously, both feeling good about the relationship is the key here and I know everyone's mileage varies on this score. But what were the things that were necessary for you to stick with your SO, and vice versa?