While puppy love and immature relationships definitely have a very important place in everyone’s lives, the reality is that it can’t always be that way. You can’t be a woman in her 20s or 30s who’s still having the same type of relationship you had when you were 19. If you do, then it’s clear sign that you’re not evolving — and life is about evolution. Every woman deserves a mature relationship, and there’s no time like the present to examine the relationship that you have with your partner and figure out if it’s a mature one. But as much as a mature relationship is important — especially for people looking to get hitched and/or have babies sometime soon — it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be all grown-up 24/7. You can still call in sick to work because the beach is calling your name, and you and your partner can still chase each other down the street with water guns, too.
Where your relationship does need to step it up is in how you communicate, how you deal with issues when they arise, and your ability to resolve problems without throwing childish fits about things. Basically, being in a mature relationship means thinking as a team, and considering the feelings and needs of the person you’re in a relationship with ― while chasing each other with Super Soakers, of course.