From dating to being in a relationship
I’m not judging – I can see how easy it is to get into that situation.Earlier this year, The New York Times published an article called “The End of Courtship? This is a declaration for anyone who's in a long-term relationship in their 20s and has felt pressure to "see what else is out there." Some people think that being in a relationship in your 20s makes no sense at all.I have a sense of stability that allows me to focus on my career rather than wasting energy worrying about if that guy will text me back or if I'll ever fall in love. As a couple, we've traveled around Southeast Asia, gone to music festivals, and lived life like every other 20-something — we just happen to be in a relationship. Since we've been together, I've studied abroad, lived alone, and still go out and have fun with my girlfriends.
However, if anyone refers to me as his girlfriend in front of him, the colour drains from his face.That way, you won't start acting all nervous and weird as you plan to pop the big question. Otherwise, if asking doesn't make you nervous, then go for it. Some of the most self-sufficient and motivated women I know happen to be in committed relationships as well.Going from dating to relationship is also a process that requires your attention, effort, energy, interaction and, sometimes, even the ability to be your own shrink, best friend and a fortune teller all in the same time.
This period is as exciting as it is emotionally tumultuous.