One thing overlooked in the above write-ups, it seems to me: Don't mind people who won't believe you're in a relationship.

You see, especially if it's been long-distance from the first, if your friends and family don't regularly see you physically with someone, it can be hard for them to accept that you are spiritually and emotionally with someone. They conclude that it must not be a "real" relationship.

This goes beyond the objections along the lines of "how do you know e's not cheating?" I haven't yet gotten a sarcastic "of course you're in a relationship, Big See," but at first I definitely got vibes that people have a certain level of dubiousness about the whole thing.

This means, of course, that once you're together, you can't break up for at least a year, lest there be tsking.