My boyfriend and I celebrated a year together in August and it was a simple but very memorable weekend of festivities to commemorate this big relationship milestone.
Celebrating an anniversary is a big deal and it definitely is something worth going all out for, assuming that that’s you and your S.O.’s style.
But there are a few smaller relationship milestones that are often overlooked but shouldn’t and should be cherished, even though it’s not a huge one.
Here are some minor relationship milestones that should be celebrated and cherished throughout your relationship.
#1. The Day It Becomes Official
A vast majority of people get excited when this happens because you’re entering into a new relationship with the person you like and hopefully, later on, grow to love.
But it’s also not the most celebrated. Most of the time, it’s just a conversation and then that’s it, no hugging or any kind of dinner date to follow-up.
My boyfriend and I actually talked about when we would officially become a couple, and we decided that it’d be after our second date.
On the day of, we exchanged small valuable gifts. He gave me a purple store-bought button-down shirt and I gave him a handmade memory box.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a gift. It can be a card with a thoughtful note written in it. Actually, it’s recommended that you keep it simple since it’s a new relationship.
Before we hit our one-year mark, my boyfriend and I celebrated our month-by-month anniversaries by acknowledging it and exchanging sweet words or video chatting.
Though many people think it’s lame to celebrate monthly anniversaries, I have to respectfully disagree.
Why? Because I believe that even 30/31 days together is worth celebrating. It shows that there’s progress and that the relationship is not at a standstill.
Though gifts don’t need to be extravagant, you’d be surprised at how much of an effect it has on your S.O. to tell them, Happy 3 months!
#3. The First Time Either of You Says, I Love You
Despite the lack of respect that the media and this society has for this phrase, it’s still very meaningful and shouldn’t be said or taken lightly.
So it’s a pretty big deal when either of you exchange your first I love yous as a couple, and it’s worth acknowledging, because usually, it’s a sign of commitment.
Just a side note: though my boyfriend was the one to say the three words to me first, if you’re a woman, you shouldn’t be afraid of saying it to him, if that’s how you strongly feel and know.
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