In the early days of a relationship, it can be difficult to tell if things are moving too fast. After all, falling head over heels in love with someone is exhilarating.
But if you’re in need of a reality check and are worried things might be getting out of hand, here are five signs that things might be moving too fast.
You think your partner is faultless
While it’s great to see the best in people, it’s also important not to view your new relationship through rose-tinted glasses. Nobody is perfect, and the sooner you realise that your partner has flaws, the easier it will be to come to terms with them.
The strongest relationships are those between people who accept one another for who they actually are, not who they think they should be.
You haven’t got over a recent breakup
It takes time to heal after a traumatic breakup or a difficult split with your ex. Throwing yourself headfirst into a new relationship doesn’t give you time to reflect on your breakup and move forward at your own pace.
People who are infatuated by a new partner soon after breaking up with their ex often struggle to see things as they truly are, which often encourages them to jump into things that they’re not really ready for.
You don’t have any boundaries
In the early days of a relationship, it’s not healthy to suffocate one another. You need to retain your sense of identity and ensure you’re still doing things independently.
If you’re constantly in the company of your partner and never seem to do anything apart, it’s a sign that things are moving way too fast, and you’re in over your head.
You’ve stopped seeing your friends and family
While it’s only natural to want to spend as much time as possible with your new partner, sacrificing your existing relationships with family and friends to spend time with her is a bad sign.
People in healthy relationships are able to strike a balance between spending time with their partners and then planning things with their family and friends. Don’t cut yourself off from those already in your life.
You don’t actually have anything in common
This one sounds strange, but it’s important. In the honeymoon phase of a relationship, pure attraction is enough to keep things alive.
But when you actually sit down and think about it, you don’t have anything in common with your partner. Coming to this realisation is evidence that things are moving too fast, and you may need to think twice about whether the relationship will stand the test of time.
There’s no doubt that fast-paced relationships are exciting, but you shouldn’t get carried away. By identifying these signs that things are moving too fast in your relationship, you can slow things down and get to know your new partner at a more natural pace.