When does a relationship become serious? Is it when you say those first monumental I love you? When y’all decide to become exclusive? When you move in together? Entering a new relationship is enjoyable and exciting, as you consider a future together. However, relationships often hit snags after the honeymoon period wears off. This can occur when you lack sufficient knowledge of one another. Before embarking on a new relationship, discuss your mutual values, future plans, relationship expectations and family life.
Here are a few things committed couples should know about each other…
Investigate your partner’s general moral values. If she is intolerant towards certain lifestyles that you embrace or believes in a looser moral code, you will probably face problems in time. Do not assume anything about your partner’s value system — talk it out so you have a clear understanding.