"So, if you're not sure what title to bestow upon him, remove all awkwardness—and wordiness—and stick with his name. Do you find yourself getting frustrated by your man to no end? It starts off perfectly, just like they say it would in fairytales.But I’m not one to judge; I used to feel the same way. even though I knew better, even though I knew he was crazy about me, even though I was confident that he was “the one,” a part of me was absolutely terrified that maybe I was wrong, maybe I would screw this up just as I had screwed up so many relationships in the past (him included; we dated in high school and it ended because I wanted things to be more serious …
It’s so sad to see how many women can’t even enjoy being in a new relationship because they’re so worried about ruining it.
A relationship has much more in common with the plants in a garden than with the decorative statues meant to look good but little else. Likewise, you can’t rush a relationship into reaching its full potential.
In other words, having a healthy romance takes more than just showing up. Here are five tips for helping your new relationship flourish: 1. Most of the attributes necessary for a healthy, lasting romance take time to develop—trust; understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses; and compatibility demonstrated through both good times and hard times.
Season your romance with the fresh and memorable flavor of originality. At the other end of the spectrum, it is possible to smother a seedling relationship with excessive “care and feeding.” Pace yourself to be sure you aren’t overwhelming your potential partner with expectations neither of you are ready for. Simply being human guarantees you will both find the rough edges in each other and in yourselves.
Pepper it with the little touches that communicate you are different from the usual “dinner and a movie” crowd. The trick is to face potential problems when they first arise and not ignore them until they’ve grown out of proportion.