Getting Serious

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
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After dating a person that you like, you may be wondering when the appropriate time to take the next step is. You might be falling for the other person, but you might still have concerns as to how fast to take your relationship and when you should move forward. Though everyone might have a different take on when the right time to get serious is, here are some suggestions on what you might look out for.

1. The two of you have the same morals and values.

Your life might be built on your morals and values and these things may impact how you interact with others on a day-to-day basis, so try to make sure that you share common values and morals with your partner. This might help you understand if he or she is the person that you want to spend your life with.

2. You are happy.

If you wake up happy to see the other person by your side every day and can't imagine spending your life with anyone else, then getting serious with the person that you are with might be the right step. You don't want to risk losing the other person by not sharing the intensity of your feelings, so taking a step forward might be in your favor.

3. The two of you have common goals.

If you and your partner have goals that work together and are somewhat similar, you might want to consider taking the next step in your relationship. Having someone that wants the same things out of life can be a blessing, so maybe, it is time to see how things go.

Deciding to make things serious can be a big decision. However, if you reflect on your relationship and see that the two of you are working on the same goals and have a similar perspective on your future, it might be time to take the next step.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

Omaha, NE

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