Relationships

Shattered Expectations

People in a dating relationship often expect it will progress into a long term relationship or marriage after a few months or year. There have...

Love

When Children Are Born

The majority of couples seeking long term relationships are interested in having children, so there is little wonder they will eventually begin having them. For...

Relationships

Wedding Planning Conflicts

Weddings are joyous occasions that mark the beginning of a new chapter in a couple's life. However, the path to saying "I do" can sometimes...

Love

An Exciting And Memorable Day

Planning a wedding is always exciting, but how do you make it truly unforgettable? While traditional elements are timeless, adding unique touches can make your...

Relationships

Setting New Boundaries

People who are looking at their partner for a long term relationship often want to know if they are truly compatible, but they may not...

Love

When One Partner Strays

People are not perfect, so expectations for a relationship without flaws can be unreal. Many of those in serious relationships have seen their partner’s flaws,...

Relationships

Coping with In-Laws

When a couple makes a serious commitment, they often choose the traditional route of marriage. They see it as a way to build their lives...

Relationships

Meeting Their Friends

People often let their friends help them with important decisions. These are the people they have known and trusted for years. They know their friends...

Relationships

Family Approval

While the approval of friends often seems to matter most, people still want their family to approve of someone they are seeing. They want to...

Relationships

When a Relationship Hits Problems

Relationships are akin to a journey on the sea; most days, you sail calmly, enjoying the shared moments under the clear skies, but occasionally, stormy...

Relationships

Relationship Green Flags

Relationships are intricate tapestries woven with the threads of emotional connection, mutual respect, and shared experiences. We often hear about red flags, the indicators of...

Just as relationships go through phases, there are a variety of tests for the partners. Passing these tests indicates if they are worthy of a long term relationship. Each person has their own way to test another, but there are a few common ways people test their partner. Bringing them to meet family and friends is one of the more popular tests. If friends and family don't like a significant other, they tend to speak up immediately.

Some people test their partners in subtle ways. They want to know if the person is open to new experiences. Taking them out for raw sushi or spicy Mexican food might be a test. Asking if their partner would like to try sky diving might be a test to see if they are open to dangerous stunts. Even asking them to go away for a long weekend might be a way to test the partner as well as the relationship.