Relationships can often be a little confusing. If you're coupled up, at some point you'll probably have a talk with your partner about where you see the relationship going. Maybe you talked about it when you first met and got it all on the table, or maybe it's something that's looming over you both until you feel ready to talk about it.Either way,defining the relationship can be tricky, especially when it comes to talking about your future together. Seriously, how can you tell if you're even ready to talk about your future? You don't want to scare your significant other away by bringing it up too soon, but you also recognize that you probably shouldn't waste your time with someone who isn't on the same page as you.
According to experts, talking about the future typically doesn't happen out of nowhere. "When it’s time to talk about the future with your partner, it usually won’t come as a huge surprise," Julie Spira, online dating expert, tells Elite Daily. "If you’re good at communicating with your partner, you’ll have had several conversations about your goals for the future, and whether it includes moving in together, getting married, or having children."
However, even if you've had those conversations about the future, there are other things you can look out forthat might just mean things are getting serious and it's time for an even bigger talk about where things are going, and what you can expect.