Common mistakes in early relationships

Common mistakes in early relationships



Relationships – After months or years of swiping, you’ve finally found a person worth keeping around for awhile.

While the early part of a new relationship can be a rush of fun and excitement,

those first few weeks can also help determine whether the relationship moves forward or not—

and whether it will be healthy.

Below are common mistakes made early on in relationships, according to experts.



Falling too fast

You’re one week in and tell yourself, he/she is “the one.” These days, many people aren’t in any hurry to commit seriously.

There may be chemistry and a connection, but your new partner may just see you as a short-term fling.

Avoid falling too fast until you’re sure your partner views the relationship with the same level of seriousness as you do. 



Revealing emotions too soon

When it comes to passionate exclamations like, “I think I’m falling in love with you,” think it, don’t say it.

The early stages of a relationship usually seem so promising and even if you feel deeply comfortable, your emotions may be more advanced than theirs.

Share with your partner as much as they share with you and only if it feels right.



Getting too clingy

Some people become smothering quickly in the beginning of a relationship, which often backfires and makes the other person eventually withdrawal.

People need space. You definitely have to give your partner their private time… without you.



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Ignoring red flags

It’s tempting to overlook less-than-ideal personality traits in the beginning of a relationship, either because you’re smitten, or because you really want things to work out (or both).

But don’t overlook lying, name-calling, aggression, verbalized jealousy, or an overindulgence in substances—

as these can all be warning signs of a future toxic relationship.



Acting too permissive

Laughing off something like an overly close relationship between your partner and his/her ex in the early stages in an attempt to come off as cool may come back to bite you later on,

and your partner may not understand why it suddenly irks you. Be sure to express your true feelings .


Trying to predict their feelings

Countless conversations and texts with your friends trying to analyze and predict how into you they are can lead you down the wrong path.

Instead, focus on what you’re thinking and feeling.

So many of us waste the early days of a new relationship focusing singularly on the other person.



Badmouthing your exes

It doesn’t matter how much you hated your ex—nobody wants to hear you go on and on about the last person you were with.

And, if you vent about how bad and crazy they were, your new flame may start to wonder what’s wrong with you for dating someone like that.


About The Author

Lilian Osigwe

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer.

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