Relationship Milestones: Where Do You Stand as a Couple?

There are 10 subtle, sacred moments that can catapult your relationship to the next level. The first date...the first kiss... how many of these other relationship-definers have you hit as a couple? (11 Photos)

Ronnie Koenig on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:22PM

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Relationship Milestones: Where Do You Stand as a Couple?

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First Time You Let One Fly

This usually happens around the one month mark. You and your new guy are lying in bed, candles are lit, you’re wearing brand new lingerie, soft music is playing…You look deeply into each other’s eyes…and he lets one rip so loudly that you’re sure your neighbor 3-floors down can hear it.

You're taken by surprise but you don't really care! 

“This milestone reveals your true level of intimacy,” says Patti Britton, PhD, clinical sexologist, founder of and author of The Art of Sex Coaching. “It means that things have moved from the fantasy of courtship to a real relationship, warts and all. The next time you let your guard down and use a toilet while he’s shaving, or he lets out air during breakfast, know that being more open is going to allow you to get closer -- and not just in the bathroom!”

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