Dating isn’t the same as it was back in the day. Times have changed and the demands of society have also changed. Relationships much like anything else, have also changed along the way. Depends on who you ask, the definition of a relationship will also change. We’re a generation that doesn’t take relationships all too seriously. But for those of us who do, here are a few things you should keep in mind while you’re trying to nurture a new romantic connection.
While you’re trying to build a romantic connection with someone, it’s important that you realise the value of patience. Just like anything else, don’t be quick to label what you guys actually are. If the other person isn’t in the same place you are at, it might freak them out. Be patient and asses the situation before you jump to labelling things. Most times, you’ll know when the time is right.
Every person has their own speed at which they like to move. When it comes to relationships, moving too fast isn’t the best thing. Take your time, get comfortable with one another and understand each other’s boundaries. Also, respect one another’s need for personal space and privacy. Remember, you need to learn how to walk before you can start running.
Have you ever been in a situation where you’re with this person you like and suddenly out of the blue your ex suddenly shows up? Well, that’s pretty awkward for you so just imagine how awkward that is for the other person. Whatever your equations are, or other troubles, it’s essential, to be honest with them. Additionally, it’s important to lay out your baggage so that they can understand where you’re coming from. While we don’t mean telling them every darkest secret ever, it is better if you explain your past and current situation.
New relationships require you to be able to give it time. If you simply don’t have the time or are too pre-occupied with other things, your relationship is going to fall through. This stands true for any relationship but more so for a new one. Learn how to divide your time and understand how to prioritise things in your life. Also, if you cannot give it enough time, make sure you communicate the same to the other person. Remember, communication is key to a new relationship.
This is something a lot of people have a problem with. It’s important to realise that a relationship is a bond between two people and not a compromise. You both need to understand each other and accept each other for what you’ll are. That includes being able to talk about and deal with each other’s flaws. While it is okay to change a little for someone, never completely lose yourself and your own identity. Fall in love with the person before you and not the idea of that person in your head.
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