5 Signs You're Spending Too Much Time With Your S.O.
Being in a solid relationship is one of the best feelings.
That said, there's such a thing as spending too much time with your S.O. If you match more than one of the categories below, you may want to reconsider how you allocate your time!
You Start Twinning
Twinning with your best friend is fun, twinning with your S.O. can be a bit excessive. Has it happened more than once that you left the house in an outfit only to meet up with your S.O., who wore a very similar flannel and jeans combo? It's no coincidence—dressing alike is something that happens when you spend too much time with someone. This type of fashion snafu can signal the beginning of a time-consuming relationship.
Your Friends Stop Inviting You Out
There's nothing worse than seeing a friend's social media timeline and realizing you weren't invited to a specific outing. When you confront your friend(s), do they say admit to not extending an invite because they know you would've probably passed? It's hard to catch yourself sometimes, but if you end up saying "no" to your friends more than you say "yes," they slowly start assuming you wouldn't be interested in hanging out anyway. If this is a pattern you start seeing, opt for including your S.O. in the plans. Instead of skipping an outing, ask if you can bring your honey along and hopefully your invite won't get lost in the mail.
Your Instagram Looks Like a Shrine to Your Relationship
Do yourself a favor and open up your Instagram app. Do more than three posts in the last five days include your S.O.? Or do more than three posts in the last week proclaim your S.O. is fun/cute/smart? If you answered yes, it's time to take back your feed! Change up your content and throw in a #tbt with your best buds. Post about your school accomplishments, your pet or your family. Try spacing out gushy posts so that you give your relationship an online breather!
Your Parents Call Your S.O. When They Can't Find You
You know you're spending serious time with somebody when your parents call their phone searching for you. Think about the last time your parents couldn't reach you—was your S.O. the first on their call list? Parents mean business, and (even though we don't like to admit it) they're usually on to something right. If they've saved your S.O.'s number on their phones, this is a clear sign you're spending too much time together.
Your Friends Have a Mashup Name for You Two
Betty + Jughead = Bughead, Justin + Selena = Jelena. If you've reached celebrity status at school and people started mashing up both your names, it's a telltale sign that you and your S.O. have been joined at the hip. Remind your friends you are both individuals and that you prefer the name your parents gave you, thank you very much.
Now that you've identified signs that say you're spending too much time with your S.O., you can now tackle another life hurdle: how to deal with an ex-BFF HERE.