New relationships are exciting, yet stressful. Taking the plunge into a new romance puts an individual in a vulnerable state, but there is nothing to fear.
Use the following tips to manage your new relationship stress:
- Stay true to yourself. Do not pretend to be someone you’re
not to impress your new mate. Your actions, beliefs and values make you unique.
Your true personality will show up sooner or later in the relationship, so
there’s no need to live a lie.
- Accept your mate. Do not try to change your mate. Just as
you are a unique person with valid feelings, so is the person in which you’re
building a relationship. Respect your mate and realize that he or she does not
have to change to impress you.
- Express your relationship expectations early. Do not assume that your mate knows your preferences, dislikes and non-negotiables. When you decide to make things official, you and your mate should express the boundaries and expectations each of you want for the relationship.
- Compromise for the good of the relationship. Do not be
selfish and stubborn. There will be times when you and your mate agree on
things, but there will be other times when you disagree. Refuse to think of your
mate as an enemy, and view him or her as your partner, instead. Work together to
find solutions for your relationship.
- Let things develop naturally. Do not force progression in
your relationship. Take your time to get to know your mate and enjoy the time
you spend together. There is no timeline for how a relationship should
Remember that all stress is not bad. The stress from a new relationship can
be good because it makes life more interesting. The way you approach the changes
inherent in a new relationship, will help shape the bond created between you and
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