Observation 2: Introduction Pin 5. While Susie is at law school, she met her current boyfriend. According to many text books, in early adulthood, seeking a partner is a major pursuit. Susie now is making sure she dates with the intensions of finding a life partner. Unlike her past relationships, Susie is now involved with a long term relationship. Her and her boyfriend have been dating for over a year and have been thinking about marriage.