15 Relationship Milestones That Are Just as Meaningful as Marriage

I've never really been one for the idea of love at first sight. Because love is something you do, NOT something you feel. I believe it takes time to build love. While some couples may feel love for each other right away, they haven't actually shown love to each other until they've been together for a while. And for most couples, even just feeling the love can take months or even years. Although every couple is different, these are the milestones most people hit before deciding for certain that their partner is the one. In fact, many of these can be just as meaningful as marriage, because not all couples choose to show their love with a traditional exchange of "I dos."

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One of the first, during stressful commutes, or on lazy Sundays.

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