The Real Relationship Milestones


Your first date, moving in together, THE PROPOSAL. All big milestones in any relationship. But I think it’s the smaller things that often have more meaning and give you that exciting fizzy feeling in your stomach. Things like…

Your first joint selfie – the first of eleventy billion…

Your first joint hangover – there’s something so bonding about cooking a fry up, drinking Diet Coke and watching box sets on the sofa as you recover from a big night out.

Meeting his best friends. What if they hate you? WHAT IF YOU HATE THEM?

The first time he looks after you when you’re ill. Blanket? Check. Endless cups of tea? Check. Brownie points? Check.

Leaving your toothbrush at his place. This means ‘I’m sticking around’ – if you get past this with neither of you freaking out, you’re onto a winner.

The first time he brings your breakfast in bed. Who cares if it’s just tea and toast? You didn’t have to leave your cosy bed to make it…

Spending your first Christmas at his parents’ house. “You open your presents when? And you don’t  go to the pub on Christmas Eve?

Agreeing not to buy each other a Valentine’s present… and actually meaning it. It’s just a massive waste of money, after all, you tell each other, and anyway, you show love for each other every day, right?

Opening your first joint account – Yep actually sharing money! Hello, trust. I remember feeling so grown up when Mr P and I opened our joint account. Don’t get me wrong – we still kept our own separate accounts too but it was just so handy to have one account that we both pay into, and set up all our direct debits for bill payments. TSB make is super easy to switch over and open a joint account – check out their site for details.

Which relationship milestones meant a lot to you?

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  1. April 16, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    The first time you don’t rush to the bathroom when you wake up to re-apply your makeup before he sees you au naturel! I’m sure it took a few years for me to feel comfortable enough to go bare faced around Mr TB 🙂

    • Alison Perry
      April 17, 2015 / 10:08 am

      YES! And I used to run into the bathroom to pop my contact lenses in, so Mr P wouldn’t see me in glasses! ha.

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