How to Play It Safe in the Beginning of Your Relationship

Updated on December 19, 2016
Rebecca Arbic profile image

Rebecca Arbic is an aspiring writer who is currently working on her first novel. She enjoys reading a good book and eating good food.

Ask Yourself This

Chances are those of you reading this have experienced a relationship before and it most likely ended in disaster. I want to you to ask yourself this question. "What were the first two weeks of my relationship with my partner or former partner like?"


The Most Common Mistake

Perhaps one of the most common mistakes in a new relationship is spending too much time together. I myself am guilty of this. You meet that special someone and right away you become inseparable right off the bat. This is such a big mistake to make. If you spend every waking minute with that partner right off the bat then it becomes very dry and dull too soon. You run out of things to discuss over time. You already know everything about each other. You've spent so much time together that now you can't stand to be around each other. This is why right off the start of a new relationship you need to Balance Your Time. It's so vital that you have time away from your partner, especially in the beginning. It keeps the intrigue and it keeps the spark.

Do Not Bring up the Ex

Another big no no in the beginning of the relationship is asking about past girlfriends or boyfriends that your partner has had. Nobody wants to have that awkward exes talk. It eventually does happen but it's important not to do it in the beginning of any relationship because chances are in this day and age you are going to look these people up on social media and become obsessed. You will find yourself repeatedly asking your partner about their exes and comparing yourselves to them. Do not do this, it will lead to heartache. You must leave a partner's past in the PAST.

Don't Smother the Parents

You may have experienced meeting your partner's family in the beginning of the relationship. This is alright as long as you are not in their presence every single day. You're partner could have those types of parents who are conservative or weary of their son or daughter dating and seeing to much of you in the beginning may put them off of you. So remember readers, You may think you're tight with Tom and Mary but chances are they want to poke your eyes out.

Be Happy but Healthy!

In conclusion, if you want to have a successful relationship then it is imperative you follow the three main keys listed above. Enjoy time with your partner, but not too much time. Do not google the exes and do not hound the parents!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dashingscorpio profile image

      dashingscorpio 

      20 months ago

      "You run out of things to discuss over time. You already know everything about each other." That's impossible!

      Only if you're young or immature would you be so bored with someone after spending two weeks with them. If this were universally true there would be no lasting marriages or people who cohabitated for longer than two weeks. You could spend a lifetime together and not know everything!

      Having said that when we're (young) we have a much shorter attention span, we get bored easily, and in essence we're still trying to figure out who (we) are let alone what we want or need in a mate for life.

      Our youth is a time for exploring and learning while experiencing adventures. The mistake a lot of young people make is they unrealistically believe they're going to find their "soul-mate" during their teens or 20s. The reality is when it comes to love and relationships most of us (fail our way) to success.

      If this weren't true we'd all be married to our high school sweethearts!

      Rarely does anyone hit a homerun their first, second, or third time up at bat.

      Everyone gets their heart broken, experiences disappointment or betrayal along the way as they figure out what traits they want and need in a mate.

      Trust me the ones that were important at age 18 won't be the same ones you value at age 28 or 38.

      However the biggest mistake young people make along with those with very little dating experience is they don't realize every (new) relationship has an "infatuation phase"!

      This is the period of time where you simply can't get enough of each other, laughter comes easily, long conversations about the future, and passionate sex can make any novice dater believe they have found their "soul-mate"!

      Both people bend over backwards to impress and please one another. The word "no" is seldom if ever used during this period.

      However with age comes wisdom and experience.

      You'll learn almost all (new relationships) begin this way! It's only after you've had your first major argument that you start to see each other's "authentic selves", boundaries, and "deal breakers". The first 3-6 months are dreamy.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, pairedlife.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://pairedlife.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)