The beginning of a new relationship sets the foundation for the success or failure of that relationship. When the new relationship starts on a good foundation, then it becomes easier to forge a stronger relationship. However, if the new relationship starts off badly then the relationship might never make it too far.
These rules below would help forge a better understanding between you and your partner.
1. TRY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR PARTNER
Attempts should be made to build understanding from the onset. Partners should try to understand each other from the beginning rather than wait for the relationship to go further before trying to understand each other.
2. NO ASSUMPTIONS
Do not create room for assumptions in your new relationship; everything should be laid out clear. Assumptions could lead to unnecessary misunderstanding that would ruin the relationship.
3. COMMUNICATION IS NECESSARY
Communication is a huge part of every relationship, and it’s highly needed in a new relationship. Communication would help foster understanding and togetherness with your new partner.
4. UNDERSTAND YOUR PDA LEVELS
While some might love PDA from the onset, others might not. Everyone has different levels of PDA; so you shouldn’t jump into PDA if you are the PDA type except your partner is totally comfortable with it.
5. FORGE FRIENDSHIP
A new relationship is better when it’s like a love mixed with friendship. Do not be dead serious with each other all the time — that isn’t what friends do. Be playful, crack jokes with each other, help each other out and have fun with each other.
6. STRIKE A FRIENDSHIP WITH EACH OTHER’S PALS
This is also important. Try to be friends with your partner’s friends; this would help make the relationship stronger and friendlier. It would pose a problem if you are always uncomfortable with your partner’s friends.
7. DON’T TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE
It’s too early to start talking about the future just after starting a new relationship with someone. Talks like this might put pressure on the relationship from the onset. Let things flow first, observe where the relationship is going, before you start talking about the future.
8. DO NOT CHOKE EACH OTHER
Choking each other may not be what’s best for your new relationship. Learn each other’s boundaries — this is important and try not to cross them. Choking your partner from the onset might make the relationship tiring.
9. LEARN TO LOOSEN UP
It’s too early to start taking things personal at this stage of the relationship. Learn to loosen up; don’t start a fight because of a little event or cause a quarrel over something little and don’t get worked up for nothing. This would make your new relationship have cracks too soon.
10. PICK UP GENUINE INTEREST IN EACH OTHER’S AFFAIRS
Both partners should have a genuine interest in each other’s passion and affairs. This would help build love and desire for each other. It’s stuffs like this that make relationship grow.
11. SPEND TIME WITH EACH OTHER
This is the stage of the relationship where you create friendship and build understanding, and this cannot be possible when you don’t spend time with each other. Spending time with each other would help you know each other better.
12. BUILD TRUST
Both partners should be trustworthy at this stage of the relationship. Building trust is highly important, and a relationship without this would suffer. This also means no secret.
A new relationship is like a young plant; if well taken care of, it would turn out to be a big tree, but if not taken care of, it could die off easily.