Moving in together
You’re no longer allowed to fart in bed, your things become our things, and pooping suddenly causes attacks of anxiety. Moving in together is one of the biggest steps a couple can take before marriage and it’s the time where the relationship gets frighteningly real.
It’s a time where you have to ask yourself: do I want to see this person every single day? If the answer is yes, then you’ve got nothing to worry about -- just make sure to pick up after yourself and do the damn dishes.
Meeting the parents
Most people meet the parents before they move in together, but some think they can bypass this little detail and go for the gold without schmoozing with the folks. Regardless of your living situation, it’ll never not be terrifying to meet the people who gave birth to the person you’re currently having sex with in multiple positions.
You can tell when they don’t like you, too, and the disapproval will leak into every action and reaction they have with you. On the other hand, having parents on your side is the ultimate way to ensure the foundation of your relationship is solid as Iraq. Pre-war Iraq, of course.