Above all, keep the tone light and maintain open lines of communication.
It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.
Things are great, until you realize that you have no idea what he’s doing when he’s not with you.
Suddenly, casually seeing each other just isn’t enough. how the heck do you define your relationship when you have no clue what he wants?
If it's been about six months and he hasn't dropped one hint about where he sees this going, casually speak up, says Jennifer Kelman, a licensed social worker and relationship expert at
For example, if you'd like him to meet your parents, ask if he'd be up for going out to dinner with them, but let him know there's no harm if he's not quite ready for that yet.