If you've ever dreamed about getting engaged, you're not alone. A lot of us definitely think about the steps in potential or real relationships. You have certain timelines: meeting the friends, the family, going on a first vacation, moving in together, when should you get engaged , married, and have children. You might map it all out to see where it fits in with other parts of your life, like school and career. You imagine your dream proposal, exactly where and when it will take place.
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Is it too soon to get engaged? Turns out, successful relationship timelines often have less to do with how long it's been since you swiped right, and more to do with how much you lovebirds have been through since getting together. According to Rebecca Hendrix , a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York, there are seven relationship benchmarks you and bae should hit before making your commitment legal, whether you're a summer fling turned serious or have been coupled up since high school. Even if you and your sweetie "never fight", at some point you will, says Hendrix. A marriage will be chock full of challenges.