Be careful what you do in the first few weeks!
Ahhhh, you're in a new relationship and all things seem so wonderful! You may be feeling those butterflies in your stomach, you laugh at all your partner's jokes, and all feel warm and tingly inside. This is the time that you truly feel and believe that you may have met the right one!
Maybe he seems to display all the qualities about what women really want in a man. But, we've also been there and done that. All new relationships feel great, which is why we call it the honeymoon phase.
That phase doesn't last forever. Your relationship evolves over time, and you want to get off on the right foot. The following five tips will help guide and nourish your relationship in the early stages with your new partner. Rihanna's Reunion With Chris Brown: Good Or Bad?
1. Act natural. At any stage, it's important that you are always yourself. But the beginning of a relationship is especially not the time to pretend to be someone that you're not. If you are not yourself, you will have a very difficult time pretending to be someone that you're not for the entirety of the relationship.
An example of pretending to be someone else would be if you said that you liked to travel when you are afraid of flying. You can only make up a certain number of excuses before your partner clues in to the fact that you don't like to fly or travel.
If you are going above and beyond and in essence being "phony" just to impress your partner in the early stages, well you're only making things difficult on yourself because your new beau actually believes that you are sweet and romantic all the time. The minute that you start to relax and return to your normal average niceness, it will be noticed immediately. Lose The Baggage! How To Get Out Of Your Relationship Slump
I've heard countless complaints from couples and singles about how their partner changed over time. Well he "used to" open car doors for me and bring me flowers and all of a sudden one day it stopped. Please do yourself a favour and do not false advertise. This is a sure way for your relationship to come to an eventual end, and will leave you looking for advice on relationship problems.
You are at the early stage of a relationship. If you are thinking long term, you will have lots of time to impress your partner and give them attention and affection and occasional surprises for the length of the relationship. If you pull out all the stops up front, you will be struggling and challenged to keep it up.
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This article was originally published at Dating Love and Sex Tips. Reprinted with permission from the author.