New Relationship Advice: 10 Basic Rules


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Ten rules to help smooth the road with your new beau. Common sense? Yes. Commonly practiced? No.

7. Don't hide things. You don't need to tell him about the time you hooked up with your father's golf buddy, but it's a good idea to tell him you're still friends with your ex before he runs into the two of you on the street.

8. Loosen up. Don't start a fight because he glanced at the attractive girl that just walked by. Likewise, he shouldn't get worked up just because you said Jake Gyllenhaal is hot.  It's not like either of you is trying to sleep with them (unless you are, in which case you should reevaluate your role in this twosome). His Wandering Eye. What Does It Mean?


9. Don't kiss and tell. This is a relationship, not an elongated one-night stand.  There's no need to talk about what goes on in the bedroom at the water cooler.

10. No assumptions or guessing games. Don't force him to guess what you really mean by, "It's OK if we don't go out on my birthday." Being upfront with your feelings will prevent many conflicts.

Agree with my rules? Disagree? Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comments.