It is normal to wonder if your relationship is doing fine. But the simplest signs can tell you the answer. If you feel comfortable around each other and seek each other's company, things are good. You will also want to introduce them to your friends and family. It is always a two-way communication. And you won't be afraid to talk about the future.
Study states that dating can be a criteria that decides teenagers happiness these days. It was found that teenagers who were not in a romantic relationship have good social skills, low depression and fared better than those who dated. The result invalidates the popular notion that teenagers who date are happier and more content with life.
Relationship researcher John Gottmans says that the habit of criticism can weaken the foundation of a relationship. According to Zach Brittle, couple therapist, criticism is when a complaint is expressed as a character flaw. Criticism is frequently doled out in the form of “you always” or “you never” statements. Use healthier communication instead.
Watching red flags in your behaviour might be tougher than pointing out your partner's. But, if you never miss to point out every mistake they make or keep all the ill feelings bottled up, then you are not a good partner. Another most ignored sign is unhealthy codependency where space for friends is too less. You could overwhelm your partner.
New relationships come with a bunch of questions. But, the risk of moving too fast is dreaded. Some of the signs of moving too fast are going on dates too often, always texting each other, hanging out with each others family, and planning the future together. But, if one of you are fresh out of a relationship, you really need to slow things down.
Apologies that are made for the sake of it are an insult to the wronged. It takes courage, but when you do it, do it right. Start by completely owning up your mistakes and not blaming others for it. Choose your words carefully and include the specifics within. Make your apologies direct, face to face or on phone without taking technology shortcuts.