) doesn’t mean they’re not perfectly content spending their adult years mooching off their parentals.
Recognizing your partner’s living situation for what it really is is the first step in admitting you’re dating an adult child.
Devoting yourself to someone else is a big commitment, which is why knowing how committed they are is major.
As Romper says, you know you’re “dating a grown-ass [person]” if they’ve defined the relationship.
Assuming your partner’s not living in a dorm, you can usually tell a fair bit about a person based on their eating habits.
For example, if they only eat junk food, they’re clearly not too concerned about their health.
Although you may get a bad rap for being the one who nags, you’re likely doing it out of necessity. It So long as your partner is an able-bodied adult, being jobless for an extended period of time isn’t acceptable.
“You hear yourself nagging [them] but you can’t stop,” Jill P. (Note: Exceptions to this include being a stay-at-home parent and just having won the lottery).
Well, that’s a clear sign your partner is far too childish. “You feel that if you don’t remind [them] of what [they] [need] to do, said [they] would do, or should do, [they] will never do it.” It’s not your fault if you want your partner to act more like an adult.While we’re firm believers in striking a healthy work-life balance, there’s a time and a place for everything.If your partner’s idea of properly-weighed scales leans a little too heavily on the life side, there’s a problem.On the flip side, then, you know you’re not if this hasn’t even crossed his or her mind.Cereal or ramen for dinner every single night is also totally acceptable — if you’re in college.The days of traditional courtship may be long gone, but proper dates — and chivalry — will never go out of style. You get all excited at the prospect of spending the day doing something fun together, only to be let down when said plans never actually come to fruition.Perhaps you’re with someone who’s constantly suggesting grand plans, but never actually delivers. Well, you know you’re dating an adult child when, as Elite Daily puts it, he or she would rather just “Netflix and chill” rather than splurge on a nice date. After all, you want to know where you and the relationship stand in your partner’s life.Thought Catalog says there’s reason to be concerned if your partner just can’t seem to get his or her life in order.If your partner is one of those people who just really needs to get a grip, it’s time to do some de-stressing and decluttering of your own, and jump ship. Well, if you need to use it with your partner every day, it’s time to take a good, hard look at the toll your partner’s behavior is taking on your relationship.According to Bustle, “Whether you are asking them to rightfully take the blame for something they have done wrong, or telling them that, yes, their landlord will notice if they decide not to pay rent this month, this [person] just isn’t willing in any capacity to confront all the things that come with getting older.” If you’re in a relationship with someone who’s never been wrong a day in their life, head for the hills.It’s obvious this person isn’t ready for a grown-up relationship.