You have the right to know where you stand after being in a committed partnership for over 1 year together. In fact, you should know by now!
When you are meeting someone for the first time you really need to pay close attention and listen to what they are saying. If your date is adamant about not wanting to be in a relationship BELIEVE THEM!
It is difficult to find a compatible committed partner and when we do, we hold on tighter than we should in some cases. There are a lot of mixed messages going on and we don’t always know where we stand in our relationships.
This can bring out a neediness in some men and women which makes them cling possessively to their partners. This is never a good thing and can become very suffocating! We have all heard about the Stage 5 Clinger!
Dating should be fun and adventurous. You always have the option to walk away when you don’t feel a connection. It shouldn’t feel uncomfortably forced or one-sided and you should have a good idea if there is a connection within the first date. If you don’t feel anything or you don’t have much in common with them, move on. Be true to your self and always have respectful boundaries.
Some friends and family members will feel a strong loyalty to your partner due to obvious reasons. (They were there before you came along.) That is a natural progression after a breakup. It is difficult for everyone when they feel they have to choose sides and unfortunately that has to happen in some cases.
The old expression: “You snooze you lose,” can often be a very true statement in dating circumstances. Standing back and taking your time to initiate the first date can put you on the back burner and less of a texting priority when it comes to potential suitors!