It's normal to get all loved up and gooey during the honeymoon phase, but if you get caught up in that, you can end up rushing into a relationship built on giggles and sex, without much substance.This isn't about judging anyone's relationship choice, it's more about making one that's good for you.I need to get my friends' approval when I'm dating someone, just so I'm sure I'm not kidding myself or imagining this person is far more amazing than they actually are..But if it's a week in and all of a sudden you're inviting each other to family gatherings, it's a red flag.It's hard to tell if you're moving too fast in a relationship.It's one of those things that's so easy to identify in other people, yet when it comes to turning the same critique on yourself it's so easy to miss it.
Your partner may be moving at a pace that is comfortable to them, but they may be more than willing to slow down to keep you in the relationship." This one has nothing to do with the other person's behavior; it's all down to you.
Rushing into a relationship often comes out of a low or volatile self-esteem, which is then exacerbated by the relationship. Seth Meyers tells e Harmony: "Simply put, people who feel good about and proud of the overall package they are don’t feel the need to rush because they don’t have emotional holes they’re looking to fill." So it's good to keep an eye out on how the relationship is progressing, as it can be a sign whether or not you're getting involved for the right reasons and ensure that you're not getting into a relationship that's going to damage your self-esteem in the long run.
Your friends will forgive you when you disappear into a relationship in the initial stages, but what if you never come back?
If your new significant other is constantly laying it on thick, that can make things move along really quickly, as you're so swept away by the romance.
All the fireworks can be great, just be aware that sometimes it can be hiding toxic behavior.