If you’ve made it to this point, welcome soldier. The chances are that you’ve been through the trenches questioning some things, and are looking for answers in the uphill battle of trying to read someone else’s mind. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to define the relationship (DTR) or not, take the quiz.
Is It Time to Define the Relationship?
Many things can lead to uncertainty in the status of a relationship. We all want to be cool and act like we’re not bothered by the ambiguity of “seeing where it goes.” If you’re caught up in the confusion of the infamous “What are we?” dilemma, you’re not alone.
The truth is, not everyone is entirely honest about what they are looking for in a relationship, and some people aren’t sure. Whatever the case, when the question arises, and you’re not sure about where you and another person stand—it’s probably time to define the relationship.
However, if there hasn’t been enough time or experience in the relationship, the answer may reveal itself.
How to DTR (The Hard Part is Doing it)
In any case, it’s reasonable to consider that it’s never really a horrible idea to ask for clarification on something. If you’re feeling the itch to DTR, make sure you are:
- Entirely sure about what you want.
- Open to the possibility of rejection.
- Honest and clear.
- Accepting of their response.
The biggest risk is having conflicting ideas of what you want, but what can you do? Navigating relationships is never easy. Be honest and open. You got this.