Ben Franklin left something important out when he made that comment on death and taxes.
"OMG you like to poop? Me too!" (via Thinkstock)
Every "relationship milestone" is bullshit, except for one: poop. It's a biological necessity, so it's something you'll always being dealing with during your relationship. But it's also a taboo, so the way you deal with it is indicative of how comfortable you are with your significant other. Thus, here are the 11 stages of poop in a relationship.
1. You don't talk about poop.
Every relationship has to start somewhere. You've just met someone, and you don't want to scare them off with the whole "I have a digestive system" thing before you even get to know them. Totally understandable.
2. You've acknowledged that poop exists.
You've broken the ice, and things are more casual. You now see eye-to-eye on the idea that there are people out there who use the bathroom for stuff other than peeing. Poop is still just an idea — something you've heard about in medical shows or comedy films — but it's an idea you're comfortable with. You still make sure to avoid coffee or spicy foods while out on dates, but maybe you've gone on a bathroom break that was a bit longer than usual, just to test the waters.